Special Report on Extreme Events
 


Special Reports
Special Reports have been prepared on a wide range of topics. They are subject to the same writing, review, and approval process as Assessment Reports. Click here to access epublications of the Special Report series published to date:

 

  • The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability
  • Aviation and the Global Atmosphere
  • Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry
  • Emissions Scenarios
  • Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer
  • Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System: Issues related to Hydrofluorocarbons and Perfluorocarbons
  • Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage.

 

Special Reports Led by Working Group II

 

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)

 

The Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) was approved and accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 18 November 2011 in Kampala, Uganda. SREX integrates expertise in climate science, disaster risk management, and adaptation to inform discussions on how to reduce and manage the risks of extreme events and disasters in a changing climate. The report evaluates the role of climate change in altering characteristics of extreme events; and it assesses experience with a wide range of options used by institutions, organizations, and communities to reduce exposure and vulnerability, and improve resilience, to climate extremes.

 

The complete report is available here »

 

Other Special Report Led by Working Group III

 

Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN)

 

At its 28th session (9-10 April 2008 Budapest, Hungary), the Panel considered the outcome of a scoping meeting held from 21-25 January 2008 in Lbeck, Germany, and decided to prepare a Special Report on "Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation" (SRREN). Approval of the SRREN by the IPCC Plenary occurred in May, 2011 in Abu Dhabi. The report assesses existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change.

 

The complete report is available here ».