The report will be a comprehensive assessment of the science related to climate change and will inform policymakers, international climate negotiators and other stakeholders around the world. In total, 721 authors have been selected from 2,858 experts representing 105 countries, who were nominated by governments and IPCC observer organizations.
Three Working Groups have been set up to compile the report. Working Group I is responsible for the physical science basis, Working Group II looks at impacts, adaptation and vulnerability and Working Group III covers mitigation of climate change.
The authors will now begin to review the existing literature on climate change and prepare drafts. The three working groups will finalize their contributions in 2021, and a final synthesis report integrating all the findings will be published in 2022.
Joeri Rogelj: Chapter 5 - Global carbon and other biogeochemical cycles and feedbacks
Zbigniew Klimont: Chapter 6 - Short-lived climate forcers
Reinhard Mechler: Chapter 17 - Decision-making options for managing risk
Keywan Riahi: Chapter 3 - Mitigation pathways compatible with long-term goals
Luis Gomez Echeverri: Chapter 17: Accelerating the transition in the context of sustainable development
Volker Krey: Chapter 4 - Mitigation and development pathways in the near-to mid-term
Arnulf Grubler: Chapter 5 - Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation
Petr Havlik: Chapter 7 - Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Uses (AFOLU)
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