Next week’s biggest climate news will be the Monday, April 4 release of a landmark scientific report focused on mitigating climate change, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Climate change mitigation refers to actions that slow the rate of climate change by:
reducing or stopping heat-trapping emissions, or
removing heat-trapping greenhouse gasses from the air
Climate Central’s reporting resources can help you help cover Monday’s IPCC report for audiences around the U.S. The report themes include:
Different sources of heat-trapping emissions
Mitigation pathways for the future
Climate solutions by sector and activity, including:
More context for IPCC Reports:
The IPCC, established in 1988, is a UN body dedicated to providing governments with scientific information that can be used to develop climate policies grounded in the latest science.
A core contribution of the IPCC is its periodic scientific assessment reports. Every 5-8 years, the IPCC releases a set of reports that review and distill thousands of scientific papers into a comprehensive summary of our current understanding of global climate change.
Monday’s report is the third in a series of reports focused on:
Working Group I report, released August 2021
Working Group II report, released February 28, 2022
Working Group III report, to be released on April 4, 2022
As with all other IPCC reports, next week’s report will be a systematic review of the latest scientific knowledge. The report themes are solutions-oriented, but the report will not advocate for specific mitigation options.
IPCC reports have long been a key input to international climate change negotiations, whichv will continue this November with COP27 in Egypt.