The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a unique scientific body. It was founded in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The IPCC is composed of experts from various scientific disciplines and practice, and by governments of the United Nations (UN) or WMO member states. In addition, UN institutions as well as international and civil society organizations that are recognized as official observers of the IPCC are also involved.
The IPCC is in its Sixth Assessment Cycle. In 2018, the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) was published. In 2019, the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL), the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and a Methodology Report were published. The main product of the reporting cycle is the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The report of Working Group I was approved and launched in August 2021. The approval sessions for the reports of Working Groups II and III are scheduled for early 2022, and the one for the Synthesis Report is due in 2023.
IPCC AR6 made easy
Selected original documents of the sixth IPCC reporting cycle (AR6) as well as facts and figures on the individual publications.
IPCC AR6 made easy
Info flyer: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC
- What is the IPCC?
- Who produces the IPCC reports?
- How are the IPCC reports developed?
- What are the current IPCC reports?
- Why an IPCC Special Report over 1.5°C Global Warming?
as well as further information and background
Info flyer: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC - Information on the Sixth Assessment Cycle (378 KB)
GERICS and the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC
The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Global Warming has a very special significance for GERICS, as Daniela Jacob was one of the three "coordinating lead authors" of Chapter 3, together with two colleagues from Jamaica and Australia. In this function, she was the only scientist from Germany. GERICS and the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC
IPCC AR5 made easy
Selected original documents of the fifth IPCC reporting cycle (AR5) as well as facts and figures on the individual publications. IPCC AR5 madde easy