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  • IPCC Presents Assessment on Measures to Mitigate Climate Change

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group of the world's leading climate change scientists established by the UN General Assembly and working under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization, has just released in Berlin, after 6 years of intensive work reviewing all available science, its 2014 assessment on ...

  • IPCC report more certain about global warming

    Development experts and scientists have reacted cautiously to leaked versions of the first part of the fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC), which deals with the physical science of climate change and will be released in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday (30 September). ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • IPCC Report is Roadmap for Collective Action to Curb Climate Change, NRDC Says

    WASHINGTON The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is scheduled on Sunday to release its “synthesis report” documenting the expert consensus on climate change and its growing impacts around the world. The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council: “This report should galvanize the world to take urgent and ...

  • IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group I report

    The report builds on the four previous assessment reports produced by the IPCC since it was established in 1988, incorporating the scientific literature published since the last assessment report in 2007. Government representatives and scientists opened a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday to finalize a report assessing the evidence for climate ...

  • Five takeaways from the IPCC report on extreme weather and climate change

    The world must brace for more extreme weather. That is the clear message from a new report that finds climate change is likely to bring more record-breaking temperatures, heat waves, and heavy downpours. The much anticipated Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) – the summary of ...

  • Sea level rises could far exceed IPCC estimates

    Could our coastlines disappear underwater much sooner than we think? The controversial view that sea levels could rise at a rate of more than 1 metre per century has found support from a new study of a long-melted ice sheet. In reconstructing the events at the end of the last ice age, Anders Carlson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and colleagues found that the Laurentide ice sheet, which ...

  • Commission welcomes IPCC decision to grant EC full participation

    The European Commission today welcomed the decision by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) to let the European Community participate fully in IPCC meetings, a prerogative normally reserved for governments. The IPCC is a United Nations organisation which acts as an objective source of information on climate change. The decision, taken at the IPCC meeting this week, recognises the ...

  • IPCC should drop its big reports, meeting hears

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should stop publishing broad scientific assessments of the state and the implications of global warming every five or six years, and concentrate on producing smaller, more focused reports, a meeting in Oxford was told last week. Some of those involved in the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Updates to climate change knowledge since IPCC 2007 report

    A research update on climate change has indicated that many global risks are now assessed as stronger than predicted by the 2007 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4)1. The risk of large sea-level rise, extreme weather events and ocean acidification are all thought to be underestimated by the AR4. The AR4 is the most complete and respected assessment of scientific knowledge on human-caused climate ...

  • IPCC emphasises global warming risks and role ecosystem based adaptation

    Wetlands International, CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, said today they were deeply concerned about the increasing risks climate change poses to people, reflected in the latest report by scientists on climate impacts. The agencies welcome the reference to the value of ecosystem-based adaptation. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • IPCC Agrees on Acting Chair after R.K. Pachauri Steps Down

    The Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed on Tuesday, in accordance with its procedures, to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as Acting IPCC Chair. The designation of Gizouli follows the decision by Rajendra K Pachauri, PhD, to step down as Chairman of the IPCC effective today. The decision to name Gizouli was taken at a Session of the Bureau ahead ...

  • IPCC report supports EU goal of limiting global warming to 2°C

    European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said today's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report provides further backing for the European Union's objective of limiting global warming to no more than 2° Celsius above the pre-industrial temperature. The report, drawn up by a working group comprising many of the world's leading climate scientists, shows that climate change is ...


  • IPCC says urgent action needed to combat climate change by 2030

    The challenges and opportunities facing the world as a result of climate change have been distilled into a concise and sobering guide by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The guide, launched today after five days of discussions in the Spanish city of Valencia, will be essential reading for delegates attending the upcoming UN climate convention meeting in Bali, Indonesia. The ...

  • IPCC report adds to studies tying climate change to extreme weather

    East Coast snowstorms in October. The suburbs of Bangkok under water. Extreme droughts in the Horn of Africa. Such “freak” weather events have dominated headlines for over a year, and with good reason. Now, a new report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is making the connections between these extreme weather events and climate change. According to ...

  • New IPCC report addresses risks of extreme events and disasters

    It is "virtually certain" that warm weather extreme events will become more frequent this century, according to a new summary report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 18 November. In order to explore ways of adapting to heatwaves and other extreme events potentially exacerbated in future by climate change, the IPCC has brought together a range of scientific and ...

  • IPCC Reports Quick Action Can Avert Worst Climate Impacts

    BANGKOK, Thailand, (ENS) – Catastropic global warming can be avoided without excessive economic cost but the world must begin to act at once, a UN climate change panel representing 2,500 international scientists said today. The world community could slow and then reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases over the next several decades by utilizing cost-effective policies and ...

  • “Climate change mitigation doesn`t cost the earth”: IPCC author Edenhofer

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) completed its Fifth Assessment Report on Sunday in Copenhagen. Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chair of the IPCC Working Group III ‘Mitigation of Climate Change’, and one of the authors of the now released Synthesis Report, points to the contrast between the potentially irreversible impacts of unmitigated climate change and the manageable ...

  • Statement By Achim Steiner at the IPCC Working Group II Approval Session

    Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to address the IPCC Working Group II Session on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, contributing to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. The latest science cited by the IPCC assessment provides conclusive scientific evidence that human activities are causing unprecedented changes in the Earth's climate. It is time to take ...

  • How to follow the IPCC mitigation scenario - intermediate targets for 2035!

    The REN Alliance presented during the UN Climate Change Conference COP19 in Warsaw key points of a programme which would need to be implemented to reach the targets as recommended by the IPCC for 2035. Marietta Sander, Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association: "Geothermal energy can significantly contribute to the 100% RE target. Geothermal resources are used for heat ...

  • IPCC`s work vital to fighting climate change and to improving weather and climate observations

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s work is vital to world peace and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is committed to continue supporting its activities, WMO Deputy Secretary-General Prof. Hong Yan said today. Prof. Hong Yan praised the IPCC’s latest body of work on the impacts of climate change on water, saying it reinforced the need for countries, particularly in the ...

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