Summary for Policymakers


The Final Draft Summary for Policymakers was submitted to the Twelfth Session of Working Group III on Berlin, 12 April 2014 for approval. The approved Summary for Policymakers was accepted by the Thirty-ninth Session of IPCC on the same day that was subject to copy edit and final layout. This document is the laid-out version of the Summary for Policymakers in which errors have also been corrected and now the errata to the 12 April version of the SPM is also posted.

Before publication, the Summary for Policymakers (including text, figures and tables) will undergo final quality check.

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Access to Summary for Policy Makers

The Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report was approved and accepted by the IPCC Panel on 12 April 2014. The version released on 13 April 2014 is subject to copy-edit and final layout.

The final version of the Summary for Policymakers will be available in all official United Nations (UN) languages. Translations of the WGIII AR5 SPM from English into the other five languages of the UN are current being prepared by the WMO Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department.

Reference to the SPM

IPCC, 2014: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler, I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Savolainen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow, T. Zwickel and J.C. Minx (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Translations will be posted here as they become available.