WGII: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

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Report by Chapters

  1. Technical Summary 18.6MB
  2. WGII AR5 Volume-wide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 0.15MB

Volume I: Global and Sectoral Aspects

  1. 1. Point of departure 0.95 MB
  2. 2. Foundations for decisionmaking 1.31 MB
  3. 3. Freshwater resources 2.50 MB
  4. 4. Terrestrial and inland water systems 2.80 MB
  5. 5. Coastal systems and low-lying areas 1.42 MB
  6. 6. Ocean systems 9.07 MB
  7. 7. Food security and food production systems 1.64 MB
  8. 8. Urban Areas 3.76 MB
  9. 9. Rural Areas 0.83 MB
  10. 10. Key economic sectors and services 0.82 MB
  11. 11. Human health: impacts, adaptation, and co-benefits 1.13 MB
  12. 12. Human security 0.88 MB
  13. 13. Livelihoods and poverty 2.13 MB
  14. 14. Adaptation needs and options 0.44 MB
  15. 15. Adaptation planning and implementation 0.46 MB
  16. 16. Adaptation opportunities, constraints, and limits 1.56 MB
  17. 17. Economics of adaptation 0.64 MB
  18. 18. Detection and attribution of observed impacts 1.33 MB
  19. 19. Emergent risks and key vulnerabilities 1.23 MB
  20. 20. Climate-resilient pathways: adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development 0.36 MB

Volume II: Regional Aspects

  1. 21. Regional context 0.51 MB
  2. 22. Africa 4.01 MB
  3. 23. Europe 2.98 MB
  4. 24. Asia 1.95 MB
  5. 25. Australasia 2.52 MB
  6. 26. North America 2.84 MB
  7. 27. Central and South America 1.78 MB
  8. 28. Polar Regions 2.35 MB
  9. 29. Small Islands 1.01 MB
  10. 30. The Ocean 4.43 MB

Cross-Chapter Resources

  1. Glossary 0.22 MB
  2. WGII AR5 Chapter-specific FAQs 0.24 MB
  3. Cross-chapter box compendium 2.70 MB
Disclaimer: The accepted Final Draft of the full Working Group II report, comprising the Technical Summary and 30 Chapters has been released online in unedited form.
The accepted Final Draft Report has to be read in conjunction with the document entitled "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Changes to the Underlying Scientific/Technical Assessment" to ensure consistency with the approved Summary for Policymakers (XXXVIII/Doc.4, Corr.2) and presented to the Panel at its Thirty-Eighth Session. This document lists the changes necessary to ensure consistency between the full Report and the Summary for Policymakers, which was approved line-by-line by Working Group II and accepted by the Panel at the above-mentioned Sessions.