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  • Special Reports: These are materials that provide an assessment of a specific issue and generally follow the same structure as a volume of an Assessment Report
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Assessment Reports


These are published materials composed of the full scientific and technical assessment of climate change, generally in three volumes, one for each of the Working Groups of the IPCC, plus a Synthesis Report. Each of the Working Group volumes is composed of individual chapters, an optional Technical Summary and a Summary for Policymakers. The Synthesis Report synthesizes and integrates materials contained within the Assessment Reports and Special Reports and is written in a non-technical style suitable for policymakers and address a broad-range of policy-relevant but policy-neutral questions. It is composed of a longer report and a Summary for Policymakers

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2013 (AR5)

Working Group I Report
"The Physical Science Basis"

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IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007 (AR4)

Working Group I Report
"The Physical Science Basis"

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Working Group II Report
"Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability"
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Working Group III Report
"Mitigation of Climate Change"

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The AR4 Synthesis Report


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IPCC Third Assessment Report: Climate Change 2001 (TAR)
Working Group I:
The Scientific Basis

Working Group II:
Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Working Group III:
Mitigation

Synthesis Report

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  IPCC Second Assessment Report: Climate Change 1995 (SAR)

 

(OUT OF PRINT) Digitized by the Digitization and Microform Unit, UNOG Library, 2010.
(Available in English only except where stated)

 

Working Group I:
The Science of Climate Change

Full Report (PDF)

Working Group II:
Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change: Scientific-Technical Analyses

Full Report (PDF)

Working Group III:
Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change

Full Report (PDF)

IPCC Second Assessment

Full Report (PDF)

Errata


Arabic - Chinese - French- Russian - Spanish


 
 1992 Supplementary Reports


(OUT OF PRINT) Digitized by the Digitization and Microform Unit, UNOG Library, 2010
(Available in English only except where stated)

 

   

The Supplementary Report to The IPCC Scientific Assessment

 

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The Supplementary Report to The IPCC Impacts Assessment

 

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The IPCC 1990 and
1992 Assessments

 

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IPCC First Assessment Report 1990 (FAR)


(OUT OF PRINT) Digitized by the Digitization and Microform Unit, UNOG Library, 2010

(Available in English only except where stated)

 

 

Working Group I:
Scientific Assessment of Climate Change

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Working Group II:
Impacts Assessment of Climate Change

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Working Group III:
The IPCC Response Strategies

 

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First Assessment Report

Overview Chapter (PDF)

Also in: Chinese - French -
Russian - Spanish

 

 


IPCC SPECIAL REPORTS


Special Reports are an assessment of a specific issue and generally follow the same structure as a volume of an Assessment Report. They are subject to the same writing, review and approval process as Assessment Reports.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

 

 

IPCC, 2012 - Field, C.B., V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, D.J. Dokken, K.L. Ebi, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach,
G.-K. Plattner, S.K. Allen, M. Tignor, and P.M. Midgley (Eds.)

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8RU ENGLAND, 582 pp.
Available from June 2012

 

Summary for Policymakers
IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 pp.
Available from the IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

 

Full report in English (44 MB)

Errata

SPM in Arabic I Chinese I English I French I Russian I Spanish

 

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

 

 

IPCC, 2011 - Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramón Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, Kristin Seyboth, Patrick Matschoss, Susanne Kadner, Timm Zwickel, Patrick Eickemeier, Gerrit Hansen, Steffen Schloemer, Christoph von Stechow (Eds.)
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 1075 pp.

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers and Technical Summary
IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. Pp 230.
Available from the IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Errata to SPM/TS (English printed version)
Note: The first print run of English version of the SPM and TS contained some editorial errors which were corrected and are reflected in the full published and electronic version of the Report as well as in subsequent print runs of the SPM and TS

 

Full report in English (44MB) 

Errata (last updated 4 November 2013)

SPM+TS in Arabic I Chinese I English I French I Russian I Spanish


 

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

 

  IPCC, 2005 - Bert Metz, Ogunlade Davidson, Heleen de Coninck, Manuela Loos and Leo Meyer (Eds.)

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 431.

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers and Technical Summary

IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. Pp 53.

Available from the IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

 

SPM I TS I Full report in English - Table of Contents - Graphics

SPM+TS in Arabic I Chinese I French I Russian I Spanish

Also available on CD-ROM.


 

Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System:
Issues Related to Hydrofluorocarbons and Perfluorocarbons

 

 

IPCC/TEAP, 2005 - Bert Metz, Lambert Kuijpers, Susan Solomon, Stephen O. Andersen, Ogunlade Davidson, José Pons, David de Jager, Tahl Kestin, Martin Manning, and Leo Meyer (Eds)

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 478.

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers and Technical Summary

IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. Pp 88.

Available from the IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

 

SPM | TS I Full Report in English - Table of Contents - Graphics

SPM+TS in Arabic I Chinese I French I Russian I Spanish

Also available on CD-ROM.


  

Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer

 

 

IPCC, 2000 - Bert Metz, Ogunlade Davidson, Jan-Willem Martens, Sascha Van Rooijen and Laura Van Wie Mcgrory (Eds.)

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 432

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. pp 8

Available from IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English (OUT OF PRINT), French, Spanish and Russian.


SPM    Full Report in English

SPM in French | Russian | Spanish 


 

Emissions Scenarios

 

 

IPCC, 2000 - Nebojsa Nakicenovic and Rob Swart (Eds.)

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 570

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. pp 20.

Available from IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

 

SPM  Full Report  (Digitized by the Digitization and Microform Unit, UNOG Library, 2010)
Full Report in English 

SPM in French | Russian | Spanish


 

Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry

 

 

IPCC, 2000 - Robert T. Watson, Ian R. Noble, Bert Bolin, N. H. Ravindranath, David J. Verardo and David J. Dokken (Eds.)

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 375

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. pp20.

Available from IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.


SPM  Full Report in English

SPM in French | Russian | Spanish


 

Aviation and the Global Atmosphere


 

IPCC, 1999 - J.E.Penner, D.H.Lister, D.J.Griggs, D.J.Dokken, M.McFarland (Eds.)

Prepared in collaboration with the Scientific Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 373

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. pp12.

Available from IPCC Secretariat in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

 

SPM  Full Report in English

SPM in Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish


 

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability


 

IPCC, 1997 - R.T.Watson, M.C.Zinyowera, R.H.Moss (Eds)

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 517

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND

 

Summary for Policymakers

IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland. pp 16

Available from IPCC Secretariat in Chinese and French - N.B. Arabic, English, Spanish and Russian (OUT OF PRINT).


SPM  Full Report in English

SPM in Arabic | Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish


 

Climate change 1994

 

Radiative Forcing of Climate Change and An Evaluation of the IPCC IS92 Emission Scenarios

 

IPCC, 1994 - JT Houghton, LG Meira Filho, J Bruce, Hoesung Lee, BA Callander, E

Haites, N Harris and K Maskell (Eds)

Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 339

Available from Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU ENGLAND


Full Report   (Digitized by the Digitization and Microform Unit, UNOG Library, 2010)

 

 IPCC Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations

 

IPCC, 1994 - T.R.Carter, M.L.Parry, H.Harasawa, S.Nishioka

Department of Geography, University College London, UK and the Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. pp 59


Note: This publication is part of Change 1994: Radiative Forcing of Climate Change and An Evaluation of the IPCC IS92 Emission Scenarios

OUT OF PRINT

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METHODOLOGY REPORTS

 

These are published materials, which provide practical guidelines for the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories. They are intended to meet the inventory reporting requirements of Parties to the UNFCCC. They are supplemented by inventory software. They are subject to the same writing and review process as Assessment Reports. The Overview Chapters of Methodology Reports are adopted section by section by the Panel, while the report is accepted by the Panel

 

2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands

 

  2014 – Hiraishi, T., Krug, T., Tanabe, K., Srivastava, N., Baasansuren, J., Fukuda, M. and Troxler, T.G. (eds). Published: IPCC, Switzerland

 

2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands
Available from TFI
For a CD-ROM or printed version, please contact the Technical Support Unit of the IPCC TFI at: nggip-tsu@iges.or.jp


 

 

2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol

 

  2014 – Hiraishi, T., Krug, T., Tanabe, K., Srivastava, N., Baasansuren, J., Fukuda, M. and Troxler, T.G. (eds). Published: IPCC, Switzerland

 

2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol
Available from TFI
For a CD-ROM or printed version, please contact the Technical Support Unit of the IPCC TFI at: nggip-tsu@iges.or.jp


 

IPCC Inventory Software

 

2012 - For Microsoft Windows.

Available for download or on CD ROM

 

 

2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

 

  2006 - Edited by Simon Eggelston, Leandro Buendia, Kyoko Miwa, Todd Ngara, Kiyoto Tanabe                      

 

Published by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) for the IPCC

ISBN 4-88788-032-4

 

Available from NGGIP in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Also available on CD ROM

 


 

Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry

 

 

2003 - Edited by Jim Penman, Michael Gytarsky, Taka Hiraishi, Thelma Krug, Dina Kruger, Riitta Pipatti, Leandro Buendia, Kyoko Miwa, Todd Ngara, Kiyoto Tanabe and Fabian Wagner

 

Published by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) for the IPCC

ISBN 4-88788-003-0

 

Available from IPCC Secretariat or NGGIP in Russian and Spanish. N.B.
Arabic, Chinese, English and French (OUT OF PRINT)

Also available on CD ROM

 


 

Definitions and Methodological Options to Inventory Emissions from Direct Human-induced Degradation of Forests and Devegatation of Other Vegetation Types

 

 

2003 - Edited by Jim Penman, Michael Gytarsky, Taka Hiraishi, Thelma Krug, Dina Kruger, Riitta Pipatti, Leandro Buendia, Kyoko Miwa, Todd Ngara, Kiyoto Tanabe and Fabian Wagner

 

Published by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) for the IPCC

ISBN 4-88788-004-9

 

Available from NGGIP

 


 

Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

 

 

2000 - J Penman, D Kruger, I Galbally, T Hiraishi, B Nyenzi, S Emmanul, L Buendia, R Hoppaus, T Martinsen, J Meijer, K Miwa and K Tanabe (Eds)

 

IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme

 

Published for the IPCC by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

ISBN 4-88788-000-6

 

Available from NGGIP in Arabic, Chinese, English (OUT OF PRINT), French, Russian, Spanish

Also available on CD ROM

 

 

IPCC Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software for the Workbooks

 

1997 - Microsoft Excel 5.0c or later version is necessary.

Also available on CD ROM

 

 

 

Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

 

1996 - JT Houghton, LG Meira Filho, B Lim, K Treanton, I Mamaty, Y Bonduki,

DJ Griggs and BA Callender (Eds)

IPCC/OECD/IEA.

UK Meteorological Office, Bracknell

 

Download from web site of Programme for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

OUT OF PRINT / Available on CD-ROM

 

    Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reporting Instructions. Volume 1

    Greenhouse Gas Inventory Workbook. Volume 2

    Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reference Manual. Volume 3

 

 

IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

 

1994 - 3 volumes, OUT OF PRINT, replaced by 1996 Revised Guidelines.

 

 

Preliminary Guidelines for Assessing Impacts of Climate Change

 

IPCC Working Group II, 1992

OUT OF PRINT


 

TRANSLATIONS INTO NON-UN LANGUAGES

 

A number of countries have undertaken translations of IPCC reports into languages that are not official languages of the United Nations. IPCC welcomes these initiatives but would note that the translations have been prepared under the responsibility of the respective country or institutions. The IPCC does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of these translations into non-UN languages. In working to achieve the widest possible dissemination of IPCC knowledge, the IPCC is pleased to assist in making these translations available.

 

The following translations of the IPCC Third Assessment Report, Climate Change 2001 (TAR) and the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report , Climate Change 2007 (AR4)and some Special Reports and Technical Papers have been brought to the attention of the IPCC Secretariat:

 

Catalan

 

Summary for Policymakers of the AR4 Synthesis Report

Summary for Policymakers of WG I, WG II and WG III contributions to AR4

 

Croatian

 

Summary for Policymakers of the AR4 Synthesis Report

Summary for Policymakers of WGII contribution to AR4

 

Czech

 

Summary for Policymakers of WGI contribution to AR5

Summary for Policymakers of the AR4 Synthesis Report

Summary for Policymakers of WGI contribution to AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WGII contribution to AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WGIII contribution to AR4

Topic 6 of the AR4 Synthesis Report

Glossary of the AR4 Synthesis Report

 

Danish

 

Summary for Policymakers of  the AR4 Synthesis Report

KLIMAÆNDRINGER 2007: SYNTESERAPPORT

SAMMENDRAG FOR BESLUTNINGSTAGERE


Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the TAR

KLIMAÆNDRINGER 2001

DEN VIDENSKABELIGE BAGGRUND

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG II contribution to the TAR

Klimaændringer 2001

Påvirkninger, tilpasning og sårbarhed

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG III contribution to the TAR

Klimaændringer 2001

Begrænsning af drivhusgasser

 

Summary for Policymakers of the TAR Synthesis Report

Klimaændringer 2001

Synteserapport

 

Finnish

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the TAR
IPCC: kolmannen arviointiraportin suomenkieliset yhteenvedot
Ilmastonmuutos 2001: Tieteellinen perusta (Ilmatieteen laitos) (WG I)

Summary for Policymakers of WG II contribution to the TAR
Ilmastonmuutos 2001: vaikutukset, sopeutuminen ja haavoittavuus (Suomen ympäristökeskus) (WG II)

Summary for Policymakers of WG III contribution to the TAR
Ilmastonmuutos 2001: Ilmastonmuutoksen rajoittaminen (VTT) (WG III)

 

German

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR5 New

 

AR4 Synthesis Report
Vierter Sachstandsbericht des IPCC, Klimaänderung 2007

 

Synthesebericht:

Gesamter Synthesebericht

Zusammenfassungen für politische Entscheidungsträger des Syntheseberichts

 

AR4 Summaries for Policymakers

Zusammenfassungen für politische Entscheidungsträger der Beiträge der drei Arbeitsgruppen:

 

Arbeitsgruppe I   (Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen)

Arbeitsgruppe II  (Auswirkungen, Anpassung, Verwundbarkeiten)

Arbeitsgruppe III (Verminderung des Klimawandels)

Annex der Zusammenfassungen für politische Entscheidungsträger der Beiträge der drei Arbeitsgruppe

 

Summaries for Policymakers of TAR – Dritter Sachstandsbericht des IPCC, Klimaänderung 2001

 

Zusammenfassungen für politische Entscheidungsträger des Syntheseberichts und der Beiträge der drei Arbeitsgruppen:

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Synthesebericht

Arbeitsgruppe I   (Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen)

Arbeitsgruppe II  (Auswirkungen, Anpassung und Anfälligkeit)

Arbeitsgruppe III (Verminderung)

Annex der Zusammenfassungen für politische Entscheidungsträger

 

Hungarian

 

Summaries for Policymakers of the WG I, WG II and WG II contributions to the AR4

Summary for Policymakers of the TAR Synthesis Report

 

Italian

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR5

Headline Statement from the Summary of Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR5

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG II contribution to the AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG III contribution to the AR4

 

Japanese

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR5

Headline Statement from the Summary of Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR5

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR4

Technical Summary of WG I contribution to the AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG II contribution to the AR4

Technical Summary of WG II contribution to the AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG III contribution to the AR4

Technical Summary of WG III contribution to the AR4

Summary for Policymakers of the AR4 Synthesis Report

Summary for Policymakers of WGI contribution to the TAR

Summary for Policymakers of WGII contribution to the TAR

Summary for Policymakers of WGIII contribution to the TAR

Summary for Policymakers of the TAR Synthesis Report

 

Korean

 

Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" (SREX)

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the TAR (2001)

Climate Change and Water - IPCC Technical Paper VI

AR4 Working Group I "The Physical Science Basis"
(Cover - Front Matter - Summary for Policymakers - Technical Summary -
 Chapter 1 - Chapter 2  - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 -
 Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Annexes 1 to 4 - FAQ)

AR4 Synthesis Report (SPM, Longer part)

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the TAR (2001)

Technical Summary of WG I contribution to the TAR (2001)

 

Polish

 

AR4 Synthesis Report  (Cover and Report)


Portuguese

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG II contribution to AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG III contribution to AR4

 

Slovenian

 

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to the AR5 New

 

Swedish

 

AR4 Synthesis Report

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG II contribution to AR4

Summary for Policymakers of WG III contribution to AR4

 

Turkish

 

Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

Summary for Policymakers | Technical Summary Chapter 1 - Introduction | Chapter 2 - Sources of CO2 |
Chapter 3 - Capture of CO2
| Chapter 4 - Transport of CO2 | Chapter 5 - Underground geological storage |
Chapter 6 - Ocean Storage | Chapter 7 - Mineral carbonation and industrial uses of CO2 | Glossary | References

Ukrainian

 

Cover

Summary for Policymakers of WG I contribution to AR4