Working Group III Mitigation of Climate Change

WG III focuses on climate change mitigation, assessing methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

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October deadline for the Second Order Draft of the IPCC Working Group III Report no longer feasible, report on first virtual Lead Author Meeting released — GENEVA, July 6 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the October deadline for delivery of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group III Report contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which assesses the mitigation Read more

IPCC Working Group III holds first virtual Lead Author Meeting — GENEVA, April 9 – Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will work virtually on 14 to 19 April 2020 to advance their work on the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. More than 270 experts Read more

Climate change mitigation involves actions that reduce the rate of climate change.

Climate change mitigation is achieved by limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions and by enhancing activities that remove these gases from the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases can come from a range of sources and climate mitigation can be applied across all sectors and activities. These include energy, transport, buildings, industry, waste management, agriculture, forestry, and other forms of land management.

Working Group III supports the IPCC’s solution-oriented approach but does not advocate any specific mitigation options. It takes both a near-term perspective relevant to decision-makers in government and the private sector and a long-term perspective that helps identify how high-level climate policy goals might be met. Working Group III addresses all aspects of mitigation including technical feasibility, cost and the enabling environments that would allow measures to be taken up. Enabling environments cover policy instruments, governance options and social acceptability. Synergies and trade-offs with adaptation measures are of increasing interest as are co-benefits, risks and links to sustainable development. To meet these needs, Working Group III is highly interdisciplinary in character.

Working Group III is led by two Co-Chairs, Jim Skea, based at Imperial College London, and PR Shukla, based at Ahmedabad University. They are supported by seven Vice-chairs from different regions who make up the Working Group III Bureau. Bureau members provide guidance to the Panel on the scientific and technical aspects of its work, advise on related management and strategic issues, and take decisions on specific issues such as the selection of authors and review editors. They also oversee scientific quality and engages with the wider scientific community, both regionally and globally The Co-chairs and Bureau are supported by the Working Group III Technical Support Unit which is co-located at Imperial College and Ahmedabad University.

Reports

Working Group III is responsible for one of the three reports that comprise the IPCC 6th Assessment, due in 2021. It will also contribute to the Synthesis Report that integrates the findings of the three Working Group reports. It is managing the production of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land, due in August 2019, and contributed to the scientific leadership of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C finalized in October 2018.

 
Special Report

Climate Change and Land

August 2019
Special Report

Global Warming of 1.5°C

October 2018
Working Group Report

TAR Climate Change 2001: Mitigation

July 2001
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Activities

Working Group III activities include the scoping of the IPCC reports which it manages and to which it contributes, selecting authors, and planning, organising and managing Lead Author Meetings. In April 2017, Working Group III organised an expert meeting on Mitigation, Sustainability and Climate Stabilization Scenarios which strongly influenced the subsequent scoping of the Sixth Assessment Report. Working Group III Bureau members and Technical Support Unit also regularly attend conferences, workshops and outreach events, to talk about the IPCC and engage with stakeholders globally.

 
UNFCCC

IPCC at COP 25

December 2, 2019
Lead Author Meetings

Second Lead Author Meeting of the IPCC Working Group III Sixth Assessment Report

From 30 September to 4 October, IPCC Working Group III will organise the Second Lead Author Meeting in New Delhi, …

September 30, 2019
Lead Author Meetings

First Lead Author Meeting of the IPCC Working Group III Sixth Assessment Report

From 1 to 5 April 2019, IPCC Working Group III organised the First Lead Author Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland

April 1, 2019
Lead Author Meetings

Fourth Lead Author Meeting for Special Report on Climate Change and Land

From 11 to 16 February 2019, IPCC Working Group III held the Fourth Lead Author Meeting in Cali, Colombia

February 11, 2019
Lead Author Meetings

Third Lead Author Meeting of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land

From 3 to 7 September 2018, IPCC Working Group III organised the Third Lead Author Meeting in Dublin, Ireland

September 3, 2018
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News

 
Press Release

October deadline for the Second Order Draft of the IPCC Working Group III Report no longer feasible, report on first virtual Lead Author Meeting released

GENEVA, July 6 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the October deadline for delivery of the …

July 2020
Meeting

IPCC to hold first virtual Bureau meeting

Reissued on 18 May to correct the definition of Working Group II GENEVA, May 18 – The Intergovernmental Panel on …

May 2020
Press Release

IPCC Working Group III holds first virtual Lead Author Meeting

GENEVA, April 9 – Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will work virtually on 14 to 19 April …

April 2020
Statement

IPCC develops strategic response to impact of COVID-19 on work programme

GENEVA, April 2 – During the current global public health crisis, the IPCC Secretariat and Technical Support Units continue to …

April 2020
Vacancies

Head of Technical Support Unit (Operations), IPCC Working Group III [Now closed]

The Centre for Environmental Policy wishes to appoint a Head of TSU (Operations) for the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of …

February 2020
Vacancies

Senior Administrator, IPCC WG-III Technical Support Unit [Now closed]

The role of Senior Administrator within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Technical Support Unit (TSU) is key in …

January 2020
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Co-Chairs

 

Priyadarshi R. Shukla

Co-Chair, Working Group III
India

Jim Skea

Co-Chair, Working Group III
United Kingdom
 

Vice-Chairs

 

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Vice-Chair, Working Group III
Hungary

Andy Reisinger

Vice-Chair
New Zealand

Ramón Pichs-Madruga

Vice-Chair
Cuba

Nagmeldin G. E. Mahmoud

Vice-Chair
Sudan

Diriba Korecha Dadi

Vice-Chair
Ethiopia

Carlo Carraro

Vice-Chair
Italy

Amjad Abdulla

Vice-Chair
Maldives

TSU Staff

The IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit (TSU) provides scientific, technical and organisational support to the Working Group Bureau. Together, the team brings a broad range of scientific, policy, operational and communication expertise to help the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs in the preparation and production of IPCC products.
For the first time in IPCC history, the TSU is split between two countries, with the team located both at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and in Ahmedabad, India.

 

Roger Fradera

Head of TSU (Operations)
United Kingdom

Raphael Slade

Head of TSU (Science)
United Kingdom

Alaa Al Khourdajie

Senior Scientist
United Kingdom

Minal Pathak

Senior Scientist
India

Sigourney Luz

Communications Manager
United Kingdom

Malek Belkacemi

IT/Web Manager
United Kingdom

David McCollum

Senior Scientist
United States of America

Renée van Diemen

Senior Scientist
United Kingdom

Shreya Some

Scientist
India

Purvi Vyas

Science Officer
India

Matt Smoker-Mulhern

Senior Administrator
United Kingdom

Juliette Malley

Senior Administrator
United Kingdom

Géninha Lisboa

TSU Administrator
United Kingdom

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