The main activity of the IPCC is to provide at regular intervals Assessment Reports
of the state of knowledge on climate change. The latest one is Climate Change 2007,
the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. The IPCC is currently preparing the Fifth Assessment report, which will be released in phases from September 2013 to October 2014
The IPCC also produces Special Reports; Methodology
Reports; Technical Papers; and
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