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IPCC releases part of the Sixth Assessment Report

  Apr 01, 2022

IPCC releases part of the Sixth Assessment Report

Q What is the context  ?

A The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second part of its sixth assessment report. The first part was released in 2021.

Q What is IPCC?

Q What are the Assessment Reports?

Q What are highlights of the recent report ?

Q What are some projections of the first part of 6th Report ?

A Apart from incorporating the latest available scientific evidence, the Sixth Assessment Report is also attempting to provide more actionable information to help governments take policy decisions.

Q What are key highlights of previous assessment reports ?

A First Assessment Report (1990)

This report formed the basis for negotiation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992.

Second Assessment Report (1995)

This report was the scientific underpinning for Kyoto Protocol in 1997.

Third Assessment Report (2001)

Fourth Assessment Report (2007)

The report won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for IPCC and was the scientific input for the 2009 Copenhagen climate meeting.

Fifth Assessment Report (2014)

This report formed the scientific basis for negotiations of the Paris Agreement in 2015.

Q What is UNFCCC?