September 27, 2017
ParlAmericas admitted as Observer Organization of the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) accepted ParlAmericas as an official Observer Organization during their 46th session in Montreal, Canada, on September 6-10, 2017.

The IPCC is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.

In this new observer role, ParlAmericas will be represented at future sessions of the IPCC and its Working Groups, directly engaging in the international agenda on climate change. This is a step towards enhancing parliamentary action, informed by the most up-to-date climate science, to help accelerate the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions adopted under the Paris Agreement by the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.