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INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC)

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About the IPCC

IPCC's 36th Plenary Session (Stockholm)

The IPCC is an intergovernmental organization jointly created by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988. Its purpose is to collect the latest scientific information on global warming for wide use by the general public.

Published periodically, the "Assessment Report." is a collection of scientific knowledge of many specialists on climate change. The Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 concluded that "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal.".

This report was recognized for raising worldwide awareness of global warming caused by human activities, and was awarded the "Nobel Peace Prize." for that year.

Three different Working Groups (WGs) are creating the "Fifth Assessment Report."
Yokohama will hold a meeting for Working Group II (WG2), publishing the latest report on "impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability of climate change in social, ecological, and other system." Many reports will be presented on subjects that impact our immediate living environment, specifically including impact forecasts of heavy rains and increasing temperatures, impacts of floods and droughts, a decrease in flora and fauna, and health hazards to humans.

In the 36th Plenary Session held in Stockholm, Sweden, in September, the Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group I was published. The first such report to be published in 6 years since 2007, it proclaimed that "climate change caused by human activities is clearly progressing." Chairman Pachauri said at a press conference, "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal." calling for the need for further action and countermeasures.

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal

Mr. Satoshi Furukawa

A message from Mr. Satoshi Furukawa, Astronaut,
JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

The Earth as seen from space had an overwhelming presence. I was strongly struck that the Earth was a system keeping a perfect balance, with us humans as one part of that balance.

I also felt the importance of air and water. On the space station, what is taken for granted on the Earth must be artificially created. Our Earth is irreplaceable. I invite you to join me and think about what we can do to pass our rich environment onto the next generation.

Satoshi Furukawa
Born in 1964 in Yokohama.
While working as a medical doctor, Dr. Furukawa saw a recruitment notice for astronauts, which brought back his childhood dream. That’s when he decided to give it a try. In 1999, he was selected by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (JAXA of today) as a candidate for a Japanese astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He was approved as an astronaut in 2001.
In 2008, Dr. Furukawa was appointed to the position of a long-term crewmember aboard the ISS. The launch of a Soyuz on June 8, 2011, sent him on a mission aboard the ISS until his return on November 22 of the same year.
Aside from assisting the commander as a flight engineer, Dr. Furukawa conducted scientific tests aboard the ISS based on his background as a medical doctor. He stayed in space for a continuous 167 days, a record for a Japanese astronaut (excerpted from the webpage of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)).

Session Schedule

The 38th IPCC Plenary Session Schedule
(Venues: Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center and Other Sites)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to Saturday, March 29:

The Fifth Assessment Report: Working Group II Meeting and the 38th Plenary Session

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