Photo Friday: Countdown to the Release of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release next week its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Over 100 scientists from more than 30 nations have contributed to the report, which will outline the current and projected impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans, ice sheets, and mountain snowpack.

Ahead of its release on Sept. 25, IPCC staff and authors are meeting with government delegates in Monaco to discuss and approve the final text.

GlacierHub’s Ben Orlove is an author on the report and sent some images from the Monaco deliberations.

Preparatory sessions were held Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of approval meetings taking place Friday through Monday. A welcome reception occurred Thursday night and was attended by Monaco’s Prince Albert II.

Check out the images below and keep an eye out next week for GlacierHub’s coverage of the report.

IPCC authors take a break during the preparatory meeting.
Delegates and IPCC authors attend a reception on Thursday, September 19 at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee at the September 19 welcome reception.
Monaco’s Minister of Public Works, the Environment, and Urban Development Marie-Pierre Gramaglia addresses delegates and IPCC authors at a welcoming ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The Principality of Monaco took steps to make the meeting sustainable, providing, for example, reusable water bottles—with carbonation.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation presented fellowships to IPCC members, including Hoesung Lee, chair of the IPCC. Prince Albert II is seen with his back to the camera.
IPCC authors, including GlacierHub’s Ben Orlove (right), wearing ribbons in support of climate strikers around the world who took to the streets on Friday, September 20. (Credit: Judith Dresher)
IPCC authors wore ribbons in solidarity with climate strikers who took to the streets of cities around the world on Friday, September 20. 
IPCC delegates arrive at the Grimaldi Forum, located in Monaco’s seafront ward of Larvotto.
The reception area of the Grimaldi Forum, where IPCC delegates will discuss and approve the Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Delegates and IPCC staff and authors line up to obtain their credentials inside the Grimaldi Forum.
Attendees queue for coffee inside the Grimaldi Forum.
Delegates and IPCC authors begin to arrive for Friday’s plenary session.
Monaco’s Prince Albert II addresses the IPCC plenary on Friday, Sept. 20.

(All photos were taken by Ben Orlove, unless credited otherwise.)

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