IPCC publishes Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation — On Monday, the summary for policymakers of the ‘Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation’ (SRREN) by the Working Group III has been approved by government representatives for IPCC member countries at the 11th Session of Working Group III in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Working Group III (WG III) of the IPCC focuses its work on the mitigation of climate change. The IPCC has the responsibility of providing policy makers with objective scientific and technical findings that are policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. The IPCC is aimed at serving as an honest broker between science and policy makers and other relevant stakeholders. The IPCC WG III assesses all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhancing activities that remove them from the atmosphere. WG III analyses the costs, benefits and risks of the different approaches to mitigation, considering also the available domestic instruments and policy measures as well as international arrangements. The WG III is Co-Chaired by Ottmar Edenhofer, Youba Sokona and Ramon Pichs. Patrick Matschoss is the Head of the Technical Support Unit (TSU).