22 October 2014

IPCC launches full Working Group II report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change launched the full Working Group II report in Geneva on 15 October 2014.

IPCC logo

IPCC logo

 Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently launched the full version of its contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) entitled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.  

The report represents the most comprehensive assessment of widespread impacts and risks of climate change and the opportunities for response. It addresses both the impacts of climate changes that have already occurred and risks of future impacts. Moreover, it integrates information about the full range of possible climate outcomes, as well as the role of vulnerability in humans and ecosystems.

IIASA research on climate impacts, adaptation, and mitigation is an important input to the IPCC reports. In addition to peer-reviewed research cited in the IPCC reports, 19 IIASA researchers served as authors and editors of the reports, from the IPCC’s Working Group II and III. 

IIASA experts involved in the Working Group II report: Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability

  • Reinhard Mechler: Lead Author, Technical Summary, Ch. 17 – Economics of Adaptation
  • Pavel Kabat: Review Editor,  Ch. 3 - Freshwater Resources
  • Anthony Patt: Review Editor, Ch. 14 – Adaptation Needs and Options

Print this page

Last edited: 22 October 2014


Reinhard Mechler

Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313