Each IPCC member government has a National Focal Point that has been identified by the relevant authorities in the country. IPCC National Focal Points prepare and update the list of national experts to help implement the IPCC work programme.
The full list of the IPCC Focal Points is available here
Focal Points or their representatives meet in Plenary Sessions of the Panel at least once a year. More information on the Plenary Sessions and related documents is here
Reports of the meetings of the IPCC Bureau are available here
Reports of the meetings of the Executive Committee are available here
The IPCC establishes different Task Groups to address specific issues. Currently, the Panel has four Task Groups:
At its 47th Session in March 2018, the Panel decided to rename the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA) the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data). The Panel also adopted terms of reference for TG-Data, and guidance for the core functions of the Data Distribution Centre (DDC).
The Task Group was established by the 45th Session of the IPCC in March 2017. ATG–Finance’s purpose is to propose to the Panel funding options and their implications in order to provide predictable, sustainable and adequate means for a smooth implementation of the IPCC’s work programme. Its mandate also includes identifying matters affecting IPCC’s financial stability. The Panel has extended its mandate twice, at the 46th and 47th Sessions.
ATG-Finance will report on progress to the 48th Session of the IPCC in October 2018.
The IPCC, at its 47th Session in March 2018 decided to establish a task group to develop a framework of goals and actions to improve gender balance and address gender-related issues within the IPCC. The Task Group on Gender will report back to the Panel’s 49th Session scheduled in May 2019.
At its 43rd Session in April 2016, the IPCC decided to prepare proposals for aligning the work of the IPCC during its Seventh Assessment Report (AR7) with the needs of the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement. At its 46th Session in September 2017 the Panel established a Task Group on the Alignment of the IPCC Cycles and the Global Stocktake. At the 47th Session in March 2018 the Panel adopted the Task Group’s terms of reference and renamed it Task Group on the Organization of the Future Work of the IPCC in Light of the Global Stocktake.
A repository of all the procedural documents in all UN official languages is available below.
For more information on IPCC procedures, see the relevant section here