IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Summary
for POlicymakers

September 2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published the first section of its 6th assessment report “AR6 — The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change” that comprehensively and consistently lays out the rapidly accumulating evidence of a changing climate system.

Since its inception, IPCC assessments have provided governments, at all levels, with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. The reports are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change.

Given how the AR6 will help inform the negotiations that will take place in Glasgow in October 2021, YPF’s Governance Apprenticeship team on Environment has prepared a summary of this report with key takeaways from each section. The YPF team also examined the major results of this alarming report and made the necessary cross-checks to interpret them according to the Bangladeshi climate context.

About the Authors: Shoaib Mahmudul Hoque is leading the Environment and Climate Change Network at Youth Policy Forum. Samin Mahmud Khan, Sabyasachi Karmaker and Shailee Ahmed are completing their apprenticeship at Youth Policy Forum. The team of four is currently assisting MP Saber Hossain Chowdhury and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment under YPFs Governance Apprenticeship program.

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