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2014/3/30: Climate Change 2014, Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report was approved, and the full report accepted, by the IPCC on 30 March 2014.

 

Video on the Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report

The Working Group Reports and Synthesis Report will be completed in 2013/2014. The Fifth Assessment Report will be considered by the Panel according to the following timetable:

 

Working Group I (Stockholm, Sweden) 23-26 September 2013
Working Group II (Yokohama, Japan) 25-29 March 2014
Working Group III (Berlin, Germany) 7-11 April 2014

(IPCC will meet for other business on 12 April 2014)

Synthesis Report (Copenhagen, Denmark) 27-31 October 2014

 

Forthcoming reports:

 

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

The Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report on mitigation of climate change) will be considered in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April 2014.

Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report

The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the Fifth Assessment Report will be considered in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 27-31 October.

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

  1. Technical Summary 18.6MB
  2. WGII AR5 Volume-wide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 0.15MB

Volume I: Global and Sectoral Aspects

  1. Point of departure 0.95 MB
  2. Foundations for decisionmaking 1.31 MB
  3. Freshwater resources 2.50 MB
  4. Terrestrial and inland water systems 2.80 MB
  5. Coastal systems and low-lying areas 1.42 MB
  6. Ocean systems 9.07 MB
  7. Food security and food production systems 1.64 MB
  8. Urban Areas 3.76 MB
  9. Rural Areas 0.83 MB
  10. Key economic sectors and services 0.82 MB
  11. Human health: impacts, adaptation, and co-benefits 1.13 MB
  12. Human security 0.88 MB
  13. Livelihoods and poverty 2.13 MB
  14. Adaptation needs and options 0.44 MB
  15. Adaptation planning and implementation 0.46 MB
  16. Adaptation opportunities, constraints, and limits 1.56 MB
  17. Economics of adaptation 0.64 MB
  18. Detection and attribution of observed impacts 1.33 MB
  19. Emergent risks and key vulnerabilities 1.23 MB
  20. Climate-resilient pathways: adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development 0.36 MB

Volume II: Regional Aspects

  1. Regional context 0.51 MB
  2. Africa 4.01 MB
  3. Europe 2.98 MB
  4. Asia 1.95 MB
  5. Australasia 2.52 MB
  6. North America 2.84 MB
  7. Central and South America 1.78 MB
  8. Polar Regions 2.35 MB
  9. Small Islands 1.01 MB
  10. The Ocean 4.43 MB

Cross-Chapter Resources

  1. Glossary 0.22 MB
  2. WGII AR5 Chapter-specific FAQs 0.24 MB
  3. Cross-chapter box compendium 2.70 MB

 

WGII AR5 Final Drafts (accepted)

The Final Draft Report, dated 28 October 2013, of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability was accepted but not approved in detail by the 10th Session of Working Group II and the 38th Session of the IPCC on 29 March 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. It consists of the full scientific and technical assessment undertaken by Working Group II.

The Final Draft Report has to be read in conjunction with the document entitled “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report — Changes to the Underlying Scientific/Technical Assessment” to ensure consistency with the approved Summary for Policymakers (IPCC-XXXVIII/DOC.4) presented to the Panel at its 38th Session. This document lists the changes necessary to ensure consistency between the full Report and the Summary for Policymakers, which was approved line-by-line by Working Group II and accepted by the Panel at the above-mentioned Sessions. A listing of substantive edits additionally indicates corrections of errors for the Final Draft Report.

Edits to the Final Draft Report
Changes to the Underlying Scientific/Technical Assessment (IPCC-XXXVIII/DOC.4) 0.17 MB
List of Substantive Edits 0.12 MB

 

SUMMARY PRODUCTS
Technical Summary 18.6MB
WGII AR5 Volume-wide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 0.15 MB
VOLUME I: GLOBAL AND SECTORAL ASPECTS
Context for the AR5
Ch 1 — Point of departure 0.95 MB
Ch 2 — Foundations for decisionmaking 1.31 MB
Natural and Managed Resources and Systems, and Their Uses
Ch 3 — Freshwater resources 2.50 MB
Ch 4 — Terrestrial and inland water systems 2.80 MB
Ch 5 — Coastal systems and low-lying areas 1.42 MB
Ch 6 — Ocean systems 9.07 MB
Ch 7 — Food security and food production systems 1.64 MB
Human Settlements, Industry, and Infrastructure
Ch 8 — Urban Areas 3.76 MB
Ch 9 — Rural Areas 0.83 MB
Ch 10 — Key economic sectors and services 0.82 MB
Human Health, Well-Being, and Security
Ch 11 — Human health: impacts, adaptation, and co-benefits 1.13 MB
Ch 12 — Human security 0.88 MB
Ch 13 — Livelihoods and poverty 2.13 MB
Adaptation
Ch 14 — Adaptation needs and options 0.44 MB
Ch 15 — Adaptation planning and implementation 0.46 MB
Ch 16 — Adaptation opportunities, constraints, and limits 1.56 MB
Ch 17 — Economics of adaptation 0.64 MB
Multi-Sector Impacts, Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Opportunities
Ch 18 — Detection and attribution of observed impacts 1.33 MB
Ch 19 — Emergent risks and key vulnerabilities 1.23 MB
Ch 20 — Climate-resilient pathways: adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development 0.36 MB
VOLUME II: REGIONAL ASPECTS
Ch 21 — Regional context 0.51 MB
Regional Chapters
Ch 22 — Africa 4.01 MB
Ch 23 — Europe 2.98 MB
Ch 24 — Asia 1.95 MB
Ch 25 — Australasia 2.52 MB
Ch 26 — North America 2.84 MB
Ch 27 — Central and South America 1.78 MB
Ch 28 — Polar Regions 2.35 MB
Ch 29 — Small Islands 1.01 MB
Ch 30 — The Ocean 4.43 MB

 

CROSS-CHAPTER RESOURCES
Glossary 0.22 MB
WGII AR5 Chapter-specific FAQs 0.24 MB
Cross-chapter box compendium 2.70 MB

 

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