Mitigation to Reduce Global Warming - IPCC Report


MITIGATION of climate change means taking climate risk-management action to reduce the  future impacts of global warming and climate change. There are many possible actions, from individual action to corporate action to local action to national action to an international treaty for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all of which need to increase substantially in a portfolio of actions to lessen the increasingly dangerous impacts of climate change.

The detailed account of climate mitigation "What we can do" is HERE.



The 2014 IPCC Mitigation Report, the Summary of which is here and is posted below, contains the most authoritative and exhaustive compendium available. 

“Climate policies in line with the two degrees Celsius goal need to aim for substantial emission reductions,” [the WG3 co-chairman] Edenhofer said. “There is a clear message from science: To avoid dangerous interference with the climate system, we need to move away from business as usual.”  Otherwise, although developing countries will be hit hardest by climate impacts, developed countries (including the US) will be hit very hard. For example: "Climate change could devastate US crop yields". There is no safe haven.

The 2014 IPCC Mitigation Report chapter list is below, available for free download. It updates the 2007 IPCC Mitigation Report, archived at the bottom of the page.


IPCC Press Conference for Mitigation WG3 2014 Report


IPCC Mitigation WGIII AR5 Summary-For-Policymakers

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  1. Introductory Chapter - 2.0MB
  2. Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies - 1.1MB
  3. Social, Economic and Ethical Concepts and Methods - 1.3MB
  4. Sustainable Development and Equity - 1.2MB
  5. Drivers, Trends and Mitigation - 2.8MB
  6. Assessing Transformation Pathways - 5.2MB
  7. Energy Systems - 3.6MB
  8. Transport - 2.5MB
  9. Buildings - 8.9MB
  10. Industry - 2.8MB
  11. Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) - 4.3MB
  12. Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning - 4.9MB
  13. International Cooperation:Agreements and Instruments - 3.4MB
  14. Regional Development and Cooperation - 5.8MB
  15. National and Sub-national Policies and Institutions - 1.1MB
  16. Cross-cutting Investment and Finance Issues - 1.2MB

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Archive - 2007 IPCC WG III (AR4) Mitigation Report

Contents (click on chapter to download free)


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