School of GeoSciences Research

IPCC (AR5) report - the foundation for the Paris Agreement

Our research detecting the human fingerprint in observed climate change and extremes helped underpin the UN Paris Agreement on climate change and resulting policies worldwide.

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for assessing climate change.

Every five to seven years, the IPCC produces Assessment Reports.  These are the most comprehensive scientific reports about climate change produced worldwide. 

The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) was released in instalments through three Working Groups throughout 2013 and 2014.

Thirty of our researchers made significant contributions to AR5.  The report provided the scientific foundation for the Paris Agreement and is guiding policies around the world.

In addition, IPCC exclusively selected several of our researchers as Lead Authors, Contributing Authors and Review Editors due to their world-leading expertise.


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