Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol I + II
NCA4 Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
NCA4 Vol I: Climate Science Special Report
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The two-volume report from the IPCC's Working Group II 1) assesses risks and opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world, and 2) considers unique features of major world regions.
This report summarizes the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on climate change. It considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation.
The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report provides a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as activities that remove them from the atmosphere.
The Synthesis Report synthesizes the main findings of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, based on contributions from Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis), Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), and Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change), plus two additional IPCC reports.
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change.
This Special Report of the IPCC Working Groups I and II explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales.
This IPCC Working Group III Special Report assesses existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy technologies, as well as their integration into present and future energy systems.
This report is the contribution of Working Group II to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. It is a comprehensive assessment of the current knowledge of the impacts of climate change, the vulnerability of natural and human environments, and the potential for response through adaptation.
This report is the contribution of Working Group III to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. It includes a detailed assessment of costs and potentials of mitigation technologies and practices, implementation barriers, and policy options for key sectors such as energy and agriculture.
This report synthesizes the contributions of Working Groups I, II, and III to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, and also draws on recent IPCC Special Reports. It draws together policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information related to climate change, with the goal of assisting governments and other decision makers in formulating and implementing responses.