Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.

Indeed IIASA’s pioneering research into climate change in the 1970s and 1980s played a key role in establishing the IPCC. Read more about IIASA's contribution to the field in the Options Magazine article, 40 Years' Research into Climate Change. Since then, numerous IIASA scientists have been authors and reviewers of the IPCC’s reports. IIASA’s approach of merging interdisciplinary and international research ensures its scientists are well experienced to provide expertise in understanding problems such as climate change that also crosses national and disciplinary boundaries. 

IPCC Reports

Models, Data, and Tools

New Scenarios

Case Study from IIASA Annual Report 2011:  IIASA  is developing new scenarios to underpin work of the upcoming Fifth Assessment Report of the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5)  More

Representative Concentration Pathways Database

A database with scenarios from the integrated assessment community to expedite climate change assessments More


A modeling framework for medium- to long-term energy system planning, energy policy analysis, and scenario development More

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