Interviews with authors of IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

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GENEVA, Sept 4 – Authors and Bureau Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be available for interviews following the press conference to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The press conference will be held at 11.00 a.m. local time on Wednesday 25 September 2019 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in the Principality of Monaco.

The interviews are expected to take place from around 13.00 onwards local time (CEST). These interviews can be conducted in person at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, or by phone or other remote means for those not attending the press conference in person.

Interviews can also be arranged with authors who will not be in Monaco on 25 September.

A list of experts available for interviews can be found here. The list also indicates the country of the author, languages in which they can be interviewed, and their field of specialization.

Requests for interviews should be made on this form.

Make sure you complete all the fields relevant to your interview so that we are able to process your request according to your needs.

The IPCC expects to receive more requests than can be accommodated following the press conference. To accommodate as many interviews as possible on the day, the IPCC may also suggest an alternative interviewee, based on the needs specified when completing the form. If your interview request cannot be met on 25 September, there will be further opportunities in the following days and weeks.

Please note that only interviews arranged via this process will be considered as confirmed. Any arrangements made directly with IPCC experts may be subject to cancellation.

For information about the press conference including details of accreditation and access to embargo materials, please see this media advisory.

If you are bringing equipment to the press conference and for interviews, there is a garage beneath the Museum (Parking du Chemin des Pêcheurs). Please note there is very limited space for satellite trucks or similar outside the Museum and they would require special permits.


For more information, contact:

IPCC Press Office, Email:
Jonathan Lynn, + 41 22 730 8066, Werani Zabula +41 22 730 8120 or Nina Peeva +41 22 730 8142


Notes for editors

About SROCC 

For the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) about 130 scientists from more than 37 countries are assessing the physical processes and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems. It also assesses consequences for human communities and options for people to adapt to climate-related changes for a more sustainable future. SROCC is being prepared under the joint scientific leadership of IPCC Working Groups I and II, and supported by the WG II Technical Support Unit. The report references more than 7,000 scientific publications.

The word “cryosphere” – from the Greek kryos, meaning cold or ice – describes the frozen components of the Earth system, including snow, glaciers, ice sheets and ice shelves, icebergs and sea ice, ice on lakes and rivers as well as permafrost and seasonally frozen ground.

 About the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and potential future risks, and to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. It has 195 member states. In the same year the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.

IPCC assessments provide governments, at all levels, with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC assessments are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change. IPCC reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency.

The IPCC assesses the thousands of scientific papers published each year to inform policymakers about the state of knowledge on climate change. The IPCC identifies where there is agreement in the scientific community, where there are differences and where further research is needed. It does not conduct its own research.

To produce its reports, the IPCC mobilizes hundreds of scientists. These scientists and officials are drawn from diverse backgrounds. Only a dozen permanent staff work in the IPCC’s Secretariat.

The IPCC has three working groups: Working Group I (the physical science basis of climate change); Working Group II (impacts, adaptation and vulnerability); and Working Group III (mitigation of climate change). It also has a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories that develops methodologies for estimating emissions and removals. All of these are supported by Technical Support Units guiding the production of IPCC assessment reports and other products.

IPCC Assessment Reports consist of contributions from each of the three working groups and a Synthesis Report. Special Reports undertake a shorter assessment of specific cross-disciplinary issues that usually span more than one working group.

About the Sixth Assessment Cycle

At its 41st Session in February 2015, the IPCC decided to produce a Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). At its 42nd Session in October 2015 it elected a new Bureau that would oversee the work on this report and Special Reports to be produced in the assessment cycle.

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C was released in October 2018. The Methodology Report 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories was released in May 2019. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land was released on 8 August 2019.

The three Working Group contributions to the AR6 will be finalized in 2021 and the AR6 Synthesis Report will be completed in the first half of 2022.

For more information go to

Anonymous. (2019). Interviews with authors of IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere. [Blog]. Interviews with authors of IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere. Available at: . [Accessed 17 September 2019].

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