IPCC Full Assessment Reports compile the knowledge on climate processes, impact, adaptation and mitigation.
The reports are compiled over a range of five to seven years. More than thousand scientists around the world are involved as authors or reviewers. The reports consist of several volumes of about 1000 pages each.
The reports normally contain 3 volumes (one volume per working group: WG I, WG II, WG III), as well as a cross-group synthesis report. In addition, there is a general summary and a summary especially for policy makers.
Latest Assessment Report
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC presents the latest state of scientific knowledge. That knowledge will be updated with the Sixth Assessment Report. This report will be published in 2021.
Simon Allen (University of Zurich), Jürg Beer (Eawag), Stefan Brönnimann (University of Bern), Reto Knutti (ETH Zurich), Ulrike Lohmann (ETH Zurich), Frank Paul (University of Zurich), Gian-Kasper Plattner (WSL), Christoph Schär (ETH Zurich), Konrad Steffen (WSL/ETH Zurich), Thomas Stocker (University of Bern), Martin Wild (ETH Zurich)
IPCC Special Reports and technical papers compile the scientific knowledge on specific climate related topics. The reports are compiled by key scientists around the world who act as authors or reviewers.
The Special Peports are generally published in full length, as a summary and as a summary for policy makers, similar to the Assessment Reports.
Latest Special Reports