IPCC WGII Technical Support Unit

c/o Alfred-Wegener-Institut

Bremen, Germany

IPCC Working Group II - Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

The IPCC Working Group II (WG II) assesses the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive consequences of climate change, and options for adapting to it. Read more...

It also takes into consideration the inter-relationship between vulnerability, adaptation and sustainable development. The assessed information is considered by sectors (water resources; ecosystems; food & forests; coastal systems; industry; human health) and regions (Africa; Asia; Australia & New Zealand; Europe; Latin America; North America; Polar Regions; Small Islands).

WGII Bureau

Leadership for the WGII AR6 cycle was elected at the 42nd Session of the IPCC (5-8 October 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia). Working Group II Co-Chairs were elected from Germany and South Africa. Working Group II Vice-Chairs were elected from...

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WGII Technical Support Unit

WGII is glad to report on the implementation of our Technical Support Unit, acknowledging support from the German government and appreciation for their support to prepare and implement our TSU. The TSU is hosted at the Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI) in Bremen, Germany.

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WGII Co-Chairs

IPCC Working II Co-Chairs Hans-Otto Pörtner (Germany) and Debra Roberts (South Africa) during the IPCC Side Event at the UNFCCC COP-22 in Marrakech, Morocco

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43rd Session of IPCC, Nairobi, Kenya

The 43rd Session of the IPCC was held in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Gigiri from 11 to 13 April 2016. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has decided the strategy and timeline for its next series of reports, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), and the special reports that will be prepared in the next few years.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Jointly established by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, the IPCC prepares comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socio-economic information relevant for understanding the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. Read more...

Assessments are based upon peer-reviewed literature and publicly accessible non-journal literature, and are characterized by an extensive and open review process involving scientific/technical experts and governments before being accepted by the IPCC. The Panel was established to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC neither conducts research nor does it monitor climate-related data or parameters. Its reports are provided at regular intervals and immediately become standard works of reference, widely used by policymakers, experts, and students.