The main activity of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to publish regular reports on the state of knowledge about climate change. Individual working group reports that contribute to the final synthesis report focus on specific issues and concerns related to climate change. The IPCC stated in a November 28, 2014 release that the “intent of the report is to facilitate an integrated and inclusive deliberation of alternative climate policy goals and the different possible means to achieve them, including technologies, policies, and institutional settings. It informs readers about the costs and benefits, risks and trade-offs of alternative policy options.”
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
The Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report was approved, and the full report accepted, by the IPCC on 30 March 2014.
Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
The Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report on mitigation of climate change) will be considered in Berlin, Germany, on 7-11 April 2014.
Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report
The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the Fifth Assessment Report will be considered in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 27-31 October.