Jean-Pierre Gattuso and Alexandre Magnan represent IDDRI at the second meeting of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and the Cryosphere.

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and the Cryosphere will be released in late 2019. This report is part of the sixth IPCC assessment cycle, which will result in the publication of a new assessment report in 2022. Two further special reports are in preparation, one on the consequences of a +1.5°C world, and another on land use.

The Ocean/Cryosphere report aims to take stock of scientific knowledge about the consequences of climate change in terms of impacts on physical and chemical processes and extending to the consequences on our ecosystems and societies. Also addressing the scope of possible responses, the report is structured around six chapters: General framework; High mountain areas; Polar regions; Coastal regions and rising sea levels; Oceans and marine ecosystems; and Extreme weather events.

The drafting group brings together 110 experts from around the world. The authors submitted a First Order Draft at the end of April 2018, which has been discussed within the international community to identify areas for improvement. These elements will be discussed during the Third Lead Author Meeting, in the perspective of developing a Second Order Draft by mid-October 2018.