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08 Oct 2018 description
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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

INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 8 Oct - Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, farreaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment.

13 Apr 2015 description
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IPCC launches complete Synthesis Report

GENEVA, March 18 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched on Wednesday the complete version of the Synthesis Report, the concluding instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

03 Nov 2014 description

GENEVA, 15 October - Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is launching the full version of its contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability on Wednesday 15 October. This definitive assessment is the result of years of intensive work by leading experts in the field. It provides the most comprehensive look to date at the widespread impacts and risks of climate change and the opportunities for response.

03 Nov 2014 description
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18 Sep 2014 description

Key messages from the Fifth Assessment Report for Africa

The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report offers the following key messages for Africa:

Africa’s climate is already changing and the impacts are already being felt

13 Apr 2014 description
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Synthesis Report

IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions accelerate despite reduction efforts

Many pathways to substantial emissions reductions are available

BERLIN, 13 April – A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.

31 Mar 2014 description
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Technical Summary



31 March 2014

Responses will face challenges with high warming of the climate

27 Sep 2013 description

STOCKHOLM, 27 September - Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes.

It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. The evidence for this has grown, thanks to more and better observations, an improved understanding of the climate system response and improved climate models.

28 Mar 2012 description
Summary for Policy Makers

Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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28 Mar 2012 description

Geneva, 28 March 2012 – Evidence suggests that climate change has led to changes in climate extremes such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said today.

10 Feb 2012 description

IPCC report on climate change and risk coming soon

ENEVA, 10 February 2012 - A new groundbreaking report due out next month underlines how the well-being of vulnerable, impoverished populations living in parts of the world most exposed to disasters fuelled by climate change, will be severely undermined in the coming century.

18 Nov 2011 description

Kampala, 18 November 2011—The Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) was approved today by member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The Summary for Policymakers of the SREX is available at http://ipcc-wg2.gov/SREX and www.ipcc.ch

31 May 2008 description

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water is the sixth paper in the IPCC Technical Paper series and was produced in response to a proposal by the Secretariat of the World Climate Programme - Water (WCP-Water) and the International Steering Committee of the Dialogue on Water and Climate at the 19th Plenary Session of the IPCC which took place in Geneva in April 2002.

01 Dec 2007 description

This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups (WGs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

Topic 1 summarises observed changes in climate and their effects on natural and human systems, regardless of their causes, while Topic 2 assesses the causes of the observed changes. Topic 3 presents projections of future climate change and related impacts under different scenarios.