IPCC WGIII Report
Apr 1, 2022
Monday, April 4 will be the release of a landmark scientific report focused on mitigating climate change, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Next week’s biggest climate news will be the Monday, April 4 release of a landmark scientific report focused on mitigating climate change, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Climate change mitigation refers to actions that slow the rate of climate change by:
- reducing or stopping heat-trapping emissions, or
- removing heat-trapping greenhouse gasses from the air
Climate Central’s reporting resources can help you help cover Monday’s IPCC report for audiences around the U.S. The report themes include:
Different sources of heat-trapping emissions
Mitigation pathways for the future
Climate solutions by sector and activity, including:
More context for IPCC Reports:
The IPCC, established in 1988, is a UN body dedicated to providing governments with scientific information that can be used to develop climate policies grounded in the latest science.
A core contribution of the IPCC is its periodic scientific assessment reports. Every 5-8 years, the IPCC releases a set of reports that review and distill thousands of scientific papers into a comprehensive summary of our current understanding of global climate change.
Monday’s report is the third in a series of reports focused on:
- The physical science of climate change
- Working Group I report, released August 2021
- Its impacts on nature and people
- Working Group II report, released February 28, 2022
- Options to cut emissions and manage risks
- Working Group III report, to be released on April 4, 2022
As with all other IPCC reports, next week’s report will be a systematic review of the latest scientific knowledge. The report themes are solutions-oriented, but the report will not advocate for specific mitigation options.
IPCC reports have long been a key input to international climate change negotiations, whichv will continue this November with COP27 in Egypt.