Opening Ceremony of the 52nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The 52nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be hosted by UNESCO at its headquarters in Paris.

The Opening Ceremony of IPCC-52 will be followed by a panel discussion on the theme: ‘Planet in Peril: Transforming the Course of Climate Action’ organized by UNESCO and the IPCC Secretariat.
The panel will bring together eminent scientists, climate experts, youth leaders, and indigenous representatives to discuss and share views on the ways and means to raise the ambition for more effective climate action and the role and contributions of science, knowledge and culture.

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and UNESCO through its programmes in the sciences, education, culture and communication contribute to creating knowledge, educating and communicating about climate change, and to understanding the ethical implications for present and future generations.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in six languages for the opening ceremony, and in English and French for the panel session.

While the jointly organized events in the morning on 24 February are open to the public, the IPCC-52 session will only be accessible to accredited IPCC delegates


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 24.02.2020 10:00 local time
End 24.02.2020 12:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Dogse, P.
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Christine Iskandar,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 700
Official Website
Link 1 IPCC-52 official webpage
Link 2 Addressing Climate Change
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