Door: Peter Siegmund, 9 September 2013

New IPCC report on climate change in September 2013

In late September of this year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is due to release a new research report on climate change. This report will discuss observed changes in climate (atmosphere, ocean, ice sheets, sea level, gas) and the role mankind plays in climate change, as well as climate projections on both a global and regional scale.

IPCC Working Group I

The IPCC was established in 1988 and operates under the flag of the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization. It is currently working on delivering its 5th Assessment Report.  In late September 2013, a summary of Working Group I findings, focusing on the scientific side of climate change will be released. Working Group I brings together internationally renowned experts in the field , with a special focus on new research conducted since the publication of the last IPCC report in 2007.  The ‘Summary for Policymakers’ will be discussed and approved line by line by cooperating governments before being publicly released.

Adaptation, mitigation and socio-economic aspects

In addition to the Working Group I, Working Group II focuses on the potential impacts of climate change and opportunities to adapt to climate change (adaptation), while Working Group III represents the socio-economic aspects that play a role in the climate issue and the opportunities to reduce the related problems (mitigation). The next Summary for Policymakers from  Working Groups II & III is due to be released in March and April 2014.  In December 2014 a final synopsis of all three working group reports will be released.


The Summary for Policymakers that will be published in September 2013 will discuss the observed changes in climate (atmosphere, ocean, ice sheets, sea level, gas), the role mankind plays, and highlight projections of climate, both on a global and regional scale.

More background information about climate change can be found here.