Final Draft


This document is the copy-edited version of the final draft Report, dated 17 December 2013, of the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report "Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change" that was accepted but not approved in detail by the 12th Session of Working Group III and the 39th Session of the IPCC on 12 April 2014 in Berlin, Germany. It consists of the full scientific, technical and socio-economic assessment undertaken by Working Group III.

The Report has to be read in conjunction with the document entitled “Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Working Group III Contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Changes to the underlying Scientific/Technical Assessment” to ensure consistency with the approved Summary for Policymakers (WGIII: 12th/Doc. 2a, Rev.2) and presented to the Panel at its 39th Session. This document lists the changes necessary to ensure consistency between the full Report and the Summary for Policymakers, which was approved line-by-line by Working Group III and accepted by the Panel at the abovementioned Sessions.

Before publication, the Report (including text, figures and tables) will undergo final quality check as well as any error correction as necessary, consistent with the IPCC Protocol for Addressing Possible Errors. Publication of the Report is foreseen in September/October 2014.


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Access to Final Draft

All TS elements which have an exact counterpart in the SPM will be updated to exactly reflect any changes made to the SPM. All other TS elements will be carefully considered and updated as necessary to ensure consistency with the approved SPM.


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Summary for Policymakers
(Approved and accepted by the IPCC Panel on 12 April 2014)

Technical Summary
1 Introductory Chapter
2 Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies
3 Social, Economic and Ethical Concepts and Methods
4 Sustainable Development and Equity
5 Drivers, Trends and Mitigation
6 Assessing Transformation Pathways
7 Energy Systems
8 Transport
9 Buildings
10 Industry
11 Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
12 Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning
13 International Cooperation: Agreements and Instruments
14 Regional Development and Cooperation
15 National and Sub-National Policies and Institutions
16 Cross-cutting Investment and Finance Issues
Annex I: Glossary
Annex II: Metrics and Methodology
Annex III: Technology-specific cost and performance parameters


The Final Draft as distributed to governments on 17 December 2013 is available here.