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3 October 2018
Facility for broadcast interviews - IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C

INCHEON, Republic of Korea, Oct 3 – Following the press conference at 10.00 a.m. Korea time on Monday 8 October 2018 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, to present the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) officials and Special Report authors will be available for broadcast interviews.
The list of IPCC experts available for interview and arrangements for requesting interviews can be found here.
Please note that only interviews arranged via this process will be considered as confirmed. Any arrangements made directly with IPCC experts may be subject to cancelation.
Broadcasters can use the services of International Media Services Inc. ( for play-out and live broadcasts at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon.
International Media Services Inc. will be present at the location of the IPCC meeting. They will offer the following:

  • Standup position HD (1080i 59.94)
  • Play-out facilities HD/SD (Broadcaster must supply deck outputting HD/SDI w/ embedded audio / 2 channels)
  • HD camera crew available upon request
  • Studio facilities

Broadcasters should agree to the use of these facilities with International Media Services Inc. directly; the IPCC is not providing these facilities itself. International Media Services Inc. has indicated the following charges:
  • LIVE Shot HD 15 min US$800 - including live crew and live camera
  • TAPE Feed HD 10min US$600 - Play-out ex client play-out machine or camera with HD/SDI audio embedded output

Prices above include delivery to the Los Angeles Switch in Los Angeles, California. Broadcasters must book cross connect and final delivery to their MCR, NOC, or Network via the Los Angeles Switch (+1 310 287 3800).
For more information and booking please contact International Media Services Inc. planning: Phone: +1 310 586 9743 or +1 310 463 5504 Email:
The IPCC is putting together B-roll clips from the meeting. These are available for download on Pcloud. More B-roll, graphics and interview clips from scientists and delegates will be added after the press conference.
Information about registering to attend the press conference or to access embargoed material can be found here.

For more information, contact:
IPCC Press Office, Email:
Werani Zabula +41 79 108 3157 or Nina Peeva +41 79 516 7068
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Notes for editors
What is the IPCC?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. It has 195 member states.
IPCC assessments provide governments, at all levels, with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC assessments are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change. IPCC reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency.
The IPCC assesses the thousands of scientific papers published each year to tell policymakers what we know and don’t know about the risks related to climate change. The IPCC identifies where there is agreement in the scientific community, where there are differences of opinion, and where further research is needed. It does not conduct its own research.
To produce its reports, the IPCC mobilizes hundreds of scientists. These scientists and officials are drawn from diverse backgrounds. Only a dozen permanent staff work in the IPCC’s Secretariat.
The IPCC has three working groups: Working Group I, dealing with the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II, dealing with impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III, dealing with the mitigation of climate change. It also has a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories that develops methodologies for measuring emissions and removals. All of these are supported by Technical Support Units guiding the production of IPCC assessment reports and other products.
IPCC Assessment Reports consist of contributions from each of the three working groups and a Synthesis Report. Special Reports undertake an assessment of cross-disciplinary issues that span more than one working group and are shorter and more focused than the main assessments.
About the Sixth Assessment Cycle
At its 41st Session in February 2015, the IPCC decided to produce a Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). At its 42nd Session in October 2015 it elected a new Bureau that would oversee the work on this report and Special Reports to be produced in the assessment cycle. At its 43rd Session in April 2016, it decided to produce three Special Reports, a Methodology Report and AR6.
The full name of the report is Global Warming of 1.5 °C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
Global warming of 1.5 °C is being prepared under the scientific leadership of all three Working Groups.
The Methodology Report to refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will be delivered in May 2019. Besides Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15), the IPCC will finalize two other Special Reports in August and September 2019 respectively:

  • Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems (SRCCL);
  • Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC).

The AR6 Synthesis Report will be finalized in the first half of 2022.
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For more information on SR15 go to