Fifty-eighth Session of the IPCC

Approval Session of the IPCC Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report

From 13 to 19 March 2023, the IPCC considered the Synthesis Report, the closing chapter of the sixth assessment cycle, at its 58th Session in Interlaken, Switzerland. The Synthesis Report integrates the findings of six reports released by IPCC during the cycle which began in 2015. This includes three Special Reports and the three IPCC Working Group contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report. During the week-long session, governments approved the Summary for Policymakers of the Synthesis Report line by line and adopted the longer report section by section.

Read the report here

Press Conference to present the Summary for Policymakers of the Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report

The press conference was held on 20 March 2023 at the Congress Kursaal Interlaken  in Interlaken, Switzerland. It was addressed by :

The Chair was joined by the report’s Section Facilitators:

  • Peter Thorne 
  • Aditi Mukherji 
  • Gerhard Krinner
  • Katherine Calvin
  • Christopher Trisos
  • Dipak Dasgupta 

The press conference was moderated by Andrej Mahecic, IPCC Head of Communications and Media Relations.

Opening of the 58th Session of the IPCC

The opening of the 58th Session of  the IPCC was addressed by:

IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee (Video message) (Full remarks)

Swiss Federal Councilor Albert Rösti (Video message) (Full remarks)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres (Video message ) (Full remarks)

Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation Petteri Taalas (Video message) (Full remarks)

Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen (Video message ) (Full remarks)

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Simon Stiell (Video message ) (Full remarks)




B-roll (download link)