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IPCC Special Reports

We have also made significant contributions to Special Reports released by the IPCC, which are guiding policies around the world.

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.

Between the Assessment Reports, the IPCC also publishes Special Reports which focus on a specific issue. Every IPCC report goes through several drafts and reviews to ensure the assessment is scientifically rigorous, exhaustive, objective and transparent.  

We are among the world-leading researchers who have made crucial contributions to the IPCC's Special Reports, guiding policies around the globe.

In addition, IPCC has exclusively selected several of our researchers as Lead Authors, Contributing Authors and Expert Reviewers for the reports. Each of the selected scientists, specialists and experts are specifically chosen from nominations by specialists, governments and organisations worldwide because of their world-leading expertise.

The reports

The IPCC has produced three Special Reports:

  1. Global Warming of 1.5°C (2018)
  2. Climate Change and Land (2019)
  3. Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (2019)

You can access information on the reports under each drop-down menu below:



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