Drafts and Review Materials

Comment and Response Search Tool The development process of the WGII AR5 report included multiple stages of drafting and expert and government review. As a record of report preparation, drafts, review comments, and responses to the review comments are available for first-order drafts (FOD) and second-order drafts (SOD) of the chapters and the FOD of the Summary for Policymakers. The draft and review comments are available for the final government distribution (FGD) of the Summary for Policymakers.

  • Review comments are posted with chapter drafts on this page.
  • Review comments and responses can be searched using the Comment and Response Search Tool.

 

WGII AR5 Summary Products

Title First-Order Draft Final Government Distribution
Draft Comments & Responses Draft Comments
Summary for Policymakers
3.5MB
2.4MB
7.5MB
1.8MB
Technical Summary
7.3MB
1.4MB

 

WGII AR5 Chapters

Ch Title First-Order Draft Second-Order Draft
Draft Comments & Responses Draft Comments & Responses
  General comments for the entire document
0.3MB
0.3MB
1 Point of departure
1.7MB
0.6MB
2.3MB
0.5MB
2 Foundations for decisionmaking
1.2MB
1.0MB
1.3MB
0.7MB
3 Freshwater resources
1.0MB
1.3MB
1.4MB
1.2MB
4 Terrestrial and inland water systems
2.0MB
1.2MB
2.4MB
2.0MB
5 Coastal systems and low-lying areas
1.2MB
1.6MB
1.6MB
1.3MB
6 Ocean systems
9.4MB
1.2MB
5.9MB
1.0MB
7 Food security and food production systems
1.4MB
0.6MB
2.0MB
1.0MB
8 Urban Areas
1.8MB
0.6MB
2.6MB
1.0MB
9 Rural Areas
1.2MB
0.7MB
1.0MB
0.5MB
10 Key economic sectors and services
1.0MB
0.4MB
0.6MB
0.7MB
11 Human health: impacts, adaptation, and co-benefits
2.9MB
1.0MB
1.9MB
1.1MB
12 Human security
0.8MB
0.7MB
0.5MB
0.9MB
13 Livelihoods and poverty
1.4MB
0.6MB
2.4MB
0.6MB
14 Adaptation needs and options
0.8MB
0.7MB
0.9MB
1.0MB
15 Adaptation planning and implementation
0.78MB
0.7MB
1.1MB
1.0MB
16 Adaptation opportunities, constraints, and limits
1.0MB
0.4MB
1.5MB
0.7MB
17 Economics of adaptation
1.1MB
0.4MB
0.8MB
0.9MB
18 Detection and attribution of observed impacts
1.4MB
0.9MB
2.3MB
1.2MB
19 Emergent risks and key vulnerabilities
2.2MB
0.7MB
2.6MB
1.2MB
20 Key economic sectors and services
0.3MB
06MB
1.0MB
0.7MB
21 Regional context
2.4MB
0.4MB
7.3MB
0.8MB
22 Africa
1.5MB
1.1MB
6.0MB
1.0MB
23 Europe
1.1MB
0.8MB
4.6MB
1.1MB
24 Asia
0.9MB
0.5MB
3.6MB
0.9MB
25 Australasia
2.5MB
1.0MB
3.5MB
0.6MB
26 North America
1.3MB
0.9MB
6.2MB
0.9MB
27 Central and South America
2.1MB
0.5MB
5.2MB
0.6MB
28 Polar Regions
1.3MB
0.9MB
5.9MB
0.9MB
29 Small Islands
1.5MB
0.7MB
2.3MB
0.7MB
30 The Ocean
2.9MB
0.8MB
7.7MB
1.1MB

 

WGII AR5 Approved Summary for Policymakers and Accepted Final Draft

The approved Summary for Policymakers (version 30 March 2014) and the accepted Final Draft of the underlying report (version 28 October 2013) are available here.

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