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IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions accelerate despite reduction efforts - Many pathways to substantial emissions reductions are available

IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions accelerate despite reduction efforts - Many pathways to substantial emissions reductions are available

BERLIN, 13 April – A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.

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IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group III report

BERLIN, 7 April – Government representatives and scientists opened a five-day meeting on Monday of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the options for mitigating climate change, and the underlying technical, economic and institutional requirements.

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IPCC MEDIA ADVISORY: IPCC Working Group III Report - Media registration and embargo

GENEVA, 4 April - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Working Group III contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report, covering the mitigation of climate change, in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April. This Working Group session will approve the Summary for Policymakers and accept the full report. An IPCC Plenary session will follow the Working Group session to accept the action taken by the Working Group and conduct other IPCC business.

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IPCC Working Group submits climate change mitigation report for final review

Potsdam, 17 December 2013 - Working Group III (WGIII) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has delivered the final draft of its contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) to the member governments of the organization. The report on the mitigation of climate change will be reviewed over the next two months. Governments can submit comments on the Summary for Policymakers until 11 February 2014. The WGIII contribution is scheduled for release in April 2014.

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In Memoriam: Luxin Huang (1965-2013)

In Memoriam: Luxin Huang (1965-2013)

It is with great sadness that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has learnt of the sudden death of Mr. Luxin Huang at the young age of 48.

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Reporting on Working Group III draft in The Economist

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) notes that an article has been published in ‘The Economist’ citing a table that appears in the second order draft of the IPCC Working Group III contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

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IPCC WGIII authors prepare for report finish in Ethiopia

IPCC WGIII authors prepare for report finish in Ethiopia

5 July 2013, Addis Ababa - 235 Authors and Review Editors of Working Group III’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report have gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to begin work on the final draft of the report, scheduled for completion in April 2014. During the five-day meeting, the participants discussed close to 20,000 comments from the expert and government review of the current draft and agreed on the way forward for the reports’ summary documents.

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Media Advisory: WGIII Authors meet in Ethiopia

24 June 2013 - The Fourth Lead Author Meeting of the IPCC Working Group III is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 1 to 5. Media are invited to the Opening Plenary of the meeting and a press conference.

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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.

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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.

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Working Group III prepares second draft of AR5 for review

Working Group III prepares second draft of AR5 for review

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.

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Ottmar Edenhofer gives Nobel Prize Lecture on Global Commons to Barrié Foundation

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.

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Experts from 56 countries gather in Vigo to work on the next IPCC Assessment Report on Climate Change

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.

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Expert Review of IPCC Assessment begins

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.

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Indigenous Knowledge for the Mitigation of Climate Change

Indigenous Knowledge for the Mitigation of Climate Change

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.

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AR5 Lead Authors meet in New Zealand

AR5 Lead Authors meet in New Zealand

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.

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Review of Working Group contributions to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5) has started

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.

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IPCC WGIII joins Norwegian workshop on Human Settlements

IPCC WGIII joins Norwegian workshop on Human Settlements

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.

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