IPCC New Scenarios
In September 2007, IPCC sponsored a workshop in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands to catalyze the development of new scenarios for a possible next assessment. The report of the meeting describes a new parallel process for scenario development and a set of representative concentration pathways. The last will be used to initiate climate model simulations that will form the basis for developing scenarios for use in a broad range of climate-change related research.
Report from the IPCC Expert Meeting Towards New Scenarios
FOURTH ASSESSMENT REPORT OF WGIII IPCC (MITIGATION)
The complete contribution of Working Group III, mitigation of climate change, is now available on line.
The printed report is published by Cambridge University Press
The report analyses mitigation options for the main economic sectors in the near-term. It provides information on long-term mitigation strategies for various stabilization levels, paying special attention to implications of different short-term strategies for achieving long-term goals. It also addresses the relationship between mitigation and sustainable development.
Fourth Assessment Synthesis Report published
On 16 November the IPCC approved the Summary for Policymakers of the Synthesis Report of the Fourth Assessment Report. The Synthesis report is based on the assessment carried out by the three working groups of the IPCC. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report.
Nobel Peace Price to Al Gore and IPCC
Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.The committee praised the IPCC for creating an “ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming”, by involving thousands of scientists and officials from over 100 countries. The price was handed over during a ceremony in Oslo on December 10.