IPCC reports contain a huge amount of information. It can be difficult to navigate through this material to find what you are looking for. This is particularly true of the
Synthesis Report. The Synthesis Report, as its name implies, distils and integrates the findings of the full IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Although it’s a concise
document of about 130 pages, it also references the three IPCC Working Group contributions released between September 2013 and April 2014, totalling some
4,700 pages in all, and assessing over 30,000 scientific papers.
As part of its efforts to make its products more accessible, the IPCC has developed a new website for the Synthesis Report. This includes a clean, user-friendly design that
makes it easy to navigate around the Synthesis Report itself, and simple to generate social media based on the content. An important feature is that references to the full
Working Group contributions are live links taking users to that material. For this purpose the Synthesis Report and Working Group reports have been converted to
HTML to speed up the download in locations with limited bandwidth or for users on mobile devices.
Users should bear in mind that the official IPCC reports are the PDFs already on the main IPCC website or available in print, and that these new pages are intended to
help non-specialist users navigate easily around the Fifth Assessment Report. The new website includes links to the original Synthesis Report PDFs. Users who want to
download high-resolution IPCC figures in the original quality should go to the official PDF versions.
The IPCC would welcome feedback on this website. Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please report any divergences between this digital version and the official versions of the report to email@example.com .
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The Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed on Tuesday, in accordance with its procedures, to
designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as Acting IPCC Chair. The designation of Gizouli follows the decision by Rajendra K
Pachauri, PhD, to step down as Chairman of the IPCC effective today.
[Letter from R.K. Pachauri]
[CV of Acting Chair of IPCC]
In line with the IPCC Communications Strategy, which encourages the IPCC to provide communication products in the official UN languages to the extent possible, we are pleased to announce that the IPCC website now has new language pages which can be accessed from the Languages drop-down menu on the top right-hand corner of the IPCC home page.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme received new contributions from individuals
in 2013 and in early 2014.
In January 2014, Hoesung Lee, one of the three Vice-Chairs of the IPCC, and his wife Mrs Sungna Chung,
contributed to the IPCC Nobel Peace Prize Fund, a fund used solely for the purpose of scholarship awards to the young
climate scientists under the IPCC Scholarship Programme.
In October 2013, another IPCC Vice-Chair, Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, also made a donation to the Fund.
The IPCC Scholarship Programme was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award to the IPCC.
The first funding partner of the Programme was Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Norwegian Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy
on Climate Change. Dr Brundtland made her donation from the Tallberg Leadership Award, which she received in June 2009.
The IPCC welcomes contributions to the scholarship programme and is happy to provide further information to prospective
For more information on the Scholarship Programme visit the IPCC Scholarship Programme page.
28 June 2013
5 February 2013
In the picture, Len is seen at a TFI Bureau meeting held in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2011.
Online Tribute book Dr Len Brown