Archived: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Fifth Assessment Report

In 2008, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its fifth assessment cycle, which will culminate with the release of the Fifth Assessment Report. The Fifth Assessment Report will provide an update of knowledge on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change and will be the most comprehensive assessment of knowledge on climate change since 2007 when the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report was released.

The Fifth Assessment Report will be made up of four reports: one each from the IPCC’s three Working Groups and a synthesis report, which will integrate findings from across all three of the Working Group reports. The reports will be approved and released by the IPCC in 2013 to 2014 according to the following schedule:

Canadian contributors to the Fifth Assessment Report

The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report is being prepared by hundreds of experts from around the world. Twenty eight Canadian experts have lead roles in preparing chapters of the Report (Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors), and many other Canadians are participating as contributing authors and reviewers.

The following is a list of Canadians serving in lead roles in the Fifth Assessment Report.

Working Group I: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Working Group II: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Working Group III: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

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