Recent reporting on the draft of the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report
GENEVA, 15 April - Recent reports have referred to a draft of the Working Group III contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The IPCC will continue not to comment on the contents of the draft reports because they are still works in progress.
IPCC invites experts to take part in second round of comments on Working Group III contribution to Fifth Assessment Report
POTSDAM, 25 February - The expert and government review of the second order draft of the Working Group III contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) starts today, Monday, 25 February. For the second review of its contribution, Working Group III, which covers mitigation of climate change, is seeking input from voluntary expert reviewers from all relevant fields. The second order draft of the contribution will also be reviewed by the member governments of the IPCC. The review period runs until 22 April, and registration for access to the draft is open.
19 December 2012 - After their third lead author meeting in Vigo, Spain, in November, the authors of the IPCC Working Group III contribution to the fifth assessment report are currently finalizing the second order draft of the report. Expert and government review of the draft will begin in February 2013.
5 November 2012 – Today, Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III, gives the Nobel Prize Lecture at the headquarters of the Barrié Foundation in A Coruña, Spain. The lecture’s subject is climate change and the view of Earth’s atmosphere as a global common.
Experts from 56 countries gather in Vigo to work on the next IPCC Assessment Report on Climate Change
Vigo, 5 November 2012 – Experts from 56 countries are working from today in Vigo (Spain) on the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report on climate change, which will be released in 2014 to inform policymakers about response strategies in the area of climate change mitigation in a policy-relevant, but not policy-prescriptive way.
The IPCC Working Group III held its Expert Review Meeting for the 5th Assessment Report from August 6th to 8th, 2012 in Washington D.C., USA.
This meeting followed the finalization of the First Order Draft of Working Group III’s contribution to the 5th Assessment Report (AR5) and the start of the first expert review period.
The Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ‘Mitigation of Climate Change’ calls experts to review the latest draft of its contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report to be published in 2014. The IPCC seeks to include expert knowledge from voluntary reviewers across regions and sectors to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of climate change mitigation options. The review period extends to 14 September. Registration for access to the draft is open.
Expert Meeting Reports on Geoengineering and on Economic Analysis, Costing Methods, and Ethics published
From 20-25 June 2011, two IPCC expert meetings were held in Lima, Peru. The reports of the meetings are now available.
Cairns, 27 March 2012 - Indigenous Experts, Climate Scientists and representatives of UN bodies have convened in Cairns, Australia, for a three-day workshop to discuss and analyze information related to climate change mitigation by local communities and indigenous peoples.
27 March 2012 - From March 19th to 23rd, the authors of the IPCC Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment report convened in Wellington, New Zealand. Additionally to preparing for the writing of the first order draft, the second Lead Author Meeting focused on issues that are subjects of several of the individual chapters of the report. To ensure consistent treatment and a comprehensive assessment of scientific subjects such as behavioural issues the authors have agreed on a guiding document.
The AR5, summarizing the state of scientific knowledge about climate change, is going through an elaborate system of drafting, review by experts and governments, and revision to ensure that it meets the highest standards, is comprehensive and reflects the published literature and a range of scientific viewpoints. The main stages of the IPCC review process are the review of the “first-order draft” (FOD) by scientific experts, the review of the “second-order draft” (SOD) by experts and governments and the government review of the final draft of the summary for policymakers. Following this, the final draft report and its summary for policymakers are submitted for acceptance and approval to the IPCC Plenary.
04 November 2011 - The Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency has organized a workshop on the Role of Human Settlements, Infrastructures, and Spatial Planning for Climate Change Mitigation in Oslo. Upon invitation by the Norwegian government an author team of the IPCC’s fifth Assessment Report (AR5) was able to attend the meeting to discuss a novel chapter of the upcoming assessment.
23 August 2011 - A leading scientist in the field of energy research, Lee Schipper died at the age of 64. Schipper was looking forward to his role as review editor for the IPCC fifth Assessment Report’s Transport chapter. He passed away on August 16th having battled cancer for several weeks.
21 July 2011 – More than 200 scientists congregated in Changwon, Korea from July 12th to 15th for the first meeting of lead authors of the Working Group III contribution to the fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The authors have been familiarized with the IPCC code of conduct, introduced to the writing process and have outlined the storylines of the 16 chapters of the Working Group III contribution to the AR5 that is to be published in 2014. The meeting was organized by the IPCC Working Group III (WGIII) “Mitigation of Climate Change”.
In a commentary, Ottmar Edenhofer refutes accusations that the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation is biased by a conflict of interest.
Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will present the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) at the United Nations Headquarters.
This media briefing provides information about the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the occasion of the Joint IPCC WGI/WGII/WGIII Expert Meeting on Geoengineering being held in Lima, Peru, from June 20 to 22, 2011.
In its new Special Report, the IPCC assesses the potentials of renewable energy technologies to contribute to securing future global energy supply and to mitigating climate change. The comprehensive state of knowledge assessment Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) has been presented to the public in Berlin, Germany, on 16 May 2011.
Potsdam, 11 May 2011 - By 2050, a maximum of 77 percent of the world's energy supply could be provided from renewable energy sources. The share of renewable energy in the future global energy mix differs substantially among scientific scenarios. But a comprehensive review by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlines the large potential of renewable energy sources to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases and anthropogenic climate change. On Monday, the summary for policymakers of the ‘Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation’ (SRREN) has been approved by government representatives for IPCC member countries at the 11th Session of Working Group III in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
19 January 2011 - For some fine-tuning of the much awaited IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources, about 30 scientists from all over the world met at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) this week. Participants came from Argentina, China, Nepal, India, the USA, and other countries to discuss the report, currently spanning roughly one thousand pages.