Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It consists of three Working Group (WG) reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR) which integrates and synthesizes material in the WG reports for policymakers. The SYR will be finalized on 31 October 2014. Further information about the outline and content and how the AR5 has been prepared can be found in the AR5 reference document and SYR Scoping document, AR5 page and on the websites of the working groups.

AR5 Media Portal
Outreach Calendar

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

The Working Group III contribution assesses the options for mitigating climate change and their underlying technological, economic and institutional requirements. It transparently lays out risks, uncertainty and ethical foundations of climate change mitigation policies on the global, national and sub-national level, investigates mitigation measures for all major sectors and assesses investment and finance issues.

Summary for Policymakers (en
Working Group III Report website
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Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The Working Group II contribution considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation. The chapters of the report assess risks and opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world.

Summary for Policymakers (en
Working Group II Report website
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Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change. The report includes a detailed assessment of climate change observations throughout the climate system; dedicated chapters on sea level change, biogeochemical cycles, clouds and aerosols, and regional climate phenomena; extensive information from models, including near-term and long-term climate projections; and a new comprehensive atlas of global and regional climate projections for 35 regions of the world.

Summary for Policymakers (ar I en I es I fr I ru I zh)
Working Group I Report website
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Plenary Sessions

Synthesis Report CWT-5 and IPCC 40th

Copenhagen, Denmark
 (24-31 Oct 2014)

Documents 

Working Group III 12th / IPCC 39th

Berlin, Germany, 7-12 Apr 2014

Press Release

Decisions

IPCC 37th

Batumi, Georgia, 14-18 Oct 2013

Decisions

Report 

Working Group I

Technical Summary and FAQ volumes available in translation 

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has learnt of the sudden death of JoAnn Carmin on 15th July 2014.

Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI)

Recent Reports