Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovemental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides governments with scientific evidence to inform climate policies and international climate change negotiations. The project will strengthen evidence and representation of mountain regions from developing countries in the next IPCC report, strengthen the IPCC science-policy dialogue in Switzerland on these matters, establish science-policy dialogues in 5 dev. countries and launch a mentoring programme for young climate scientists.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Changement climatique & environnement
Politique de l’environnement
01.03.2019 - 31.12.2022
CHF  620’000
Contexte The objective of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to provide governments at all levels with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC reports are also a key input into international climate change negotiations. Several SDC partners are strongly engaged as lead authors in the current IPPC assessment report, notably on mountain chapters and chapters related to climate resilient development pathways. These partners will receive institutional support for additional human resources (specifically in form of chapter scientists from developing countries), strengthen the IPCC science-policy dialogue in Switzerland, establish science-policy dialogues in 5 developing countries and launch a mentoring programme for young climate scientists.
Objectifs Evidence about climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in mountain areas and climate resilient development pathways is strengthened in the IPCC Sixth Assessment (AR6) process. The project will contribute to increase evidence, regional representation and capacity-building of developing countries in the IPCC process, whilst ensuring its relevance and legitimacy through participatory processes and dialogues for sustainable development-focused policy making.
Groupes cibles Young climate scientists from developing countries, climate scientists and development practitioners in Switzerland and at ICIMOD, national IPCC stakeholders in 5 developing countries.
Effets à moyen terme
  • Outcome 1: Strengthening evidence and representation of mountain regions from developing countries in the IPCC AR6 Working Group II report.
  • Outcome 2: Strengthen Science-Policy exchange in Switzerland related to mountain regions in the IPCC AR6 for sharing development relevant issues.
  • Outcome 3: Increase awareness and utilisation of IPCC AR6 outcomes in selected developing countries to enhance application of climate science in shaping climate and sustainable development policies
  • Outcome 4: IPCC AR6 is conducted through an inclusive process based on strengthened capacities in developing countries

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Solid evidence from developing countries informs cross-chapter on mountains
  • Additional chapter scientists recruited from developing countries
  • Meetings and briefing material for Swiss IPCC science-policy dialogues
  • IPCC related science-policy workshops in 5 development countries (regions) conducted
  • Mentoring programme for climate scientists from developing countries launched and cohort of 6 scientist selected

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   (Not applicable)

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Institution universitaire et de recherche suisse
  • Autres instituts suisses universitairs ou de recherche

Autres partenaires

FOEN as lead partner in the IPCC negotiations
ProClim, as dialogue partners in the Swiss science-policy platforms.

SDC offices in Delhi, Lima and Tbilissi (and potentially Bangladesh and Kenya/Ethiopia.

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

The organisations receiving support are engaged in several SDC projects on mountains, notably IHCAP, 3SCA, GLACIARES+, PACC, CICADA and will feed projects findings into the IPCC process.

A new GPCCE programme on Climate Change Adaptation in mountains will be launched in 2019 and provides another opportunity to including findings of the IPCC reports in national and regional processes.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    620’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    590’000 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   620’000
Phases du projet Phase 1 01.03.2019 - 31.12.2022   (Phase en cours)