The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.
Summary for Policymakers
The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides a high-level summary of the key findings of the Working Group III Report and is approved by the IPCC member governments line by line.
The Technical Summary (TS) provides extended summary of key findings and serves as a link between the comprehensive assessment of the Working Group III Report and the concise SPM.
The 17 Chapters of the Working Group III Report assess the mitigation of climate change, examine the sources of global emissions and explain developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts.
The Technical Summary (TS), the full Report Chapters, the Annexes and the Supplementary Materials are the Final Draft versions, and remain subject to revisions following the SPM approval, corrigenda, copy-editing, and layout. Although these documents still carry the note from the Final Government Distribution “Do Not Cite, Quote or Distribute” they may be freely published, as the report has now been approved and accepted.
Introduction and Framing
Emissions trends and drivers
Mitigation pathways compatible with long-term goals
Mitigation and development pathways in the near- to mid-term
Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation
Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Uses (AFOLU)
Urban systems and other settlements
Cross sectoral perspectives
National and sub-national policies and institutions
Investment and finance
Innovation, technology development and transfer
Accelerating the transition in the context of sustainable development