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 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 Arctic is undergoing rapid and fundamental change. This report presents an overview of the potential directions of non-climate drivers affecting the Arctic, and explicitly excludes discussion of potential impacts and responses.
The 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report fulfills a commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to publish every four years a National Communication that provides a comprehensive report on actions taken to combat climate change and thereby meet the objectives and provisions of the UNFCCC.
This publication includes the Summary for Policymakers, Technical Summary, Frequently Asked Questions, and Cross-Chapter Boxes for the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
The 2009 Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) called for the Arctic States to identify areas of heightened ecological and cultural significance in light of changing climate conditions and increasing multiple marine uses. This report identifies those areas.
START, founded in 1992, promotes research-driven capacity building that advances knowledge generation and sharing on global environmental change (GEC) issues, including climate change. This biennial report described START's programs related to cities, agriculture, and adaptation in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.