IPCC AR5

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17 June 2014: City 'not exempt' from climate change - ODT

15 April 2014: Opinion: Financial imperatives in reducing emissions - Dom Post

01 April 2014: Opinion: NZ must face climate change flexibly - Dom Post

New Zealand Stakeholders

On 30 April a workshop was held at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington.

Presentations and Q&A sessions from April's IPCC Stakeholder Workshop "Responding to Climate Change" are now available for viewing online: www.nzclimatechangecentre.org/research/ipcc-working-group-ii-iii-stakeholder-workshop-videos  


IPCC 5th Assessment Report Synthesis Report

Released on 31 October 2014, the Synthesis Report of the IPCC AR5 in Copenhagen provides a summation of the reports of the three IPCC Working Groups including relevant Special Reports.

See the New Zealand conclusions release

Read the detailed report


Working Group II (IPCC WGII) Report: released 31 March 2014

On March 31 2014 was the release of the IPCC WGII report on assessing and managing the risks of climate change.

The report characterises observed impacts, vulnerability, and exposure, and adaptive responses to date; examines future risks and potential benefits and considers principles for effective adaptation and the broader interactions among adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development. 

NZAGRC Deputy Director (International), Dr Andy Reisinger is a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for Chapter 25: Australasia, which provides scientific analysis of the expected regional impacts including risks and adaptation solutions for the agricultural industry. 


Working Group III (IPCC WGIII) Report: released on 14 April 2014

The IPCC WGIII report assesses all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing activities that remove them from the atmosphere. 

NZAGRC Director, Harry Clark MNZM PhD is a Lead Author (LA) for Chapter 11: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU), which will provide solutions by which mitigation techniques can be better utilised, analysis of current emissions trends and links between apadtation (WGII) and mitigation.

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