Synthesis Report IPCC (AR5)

The Synthesis Report IPCC (AR5)

The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, emphasizing new results since the publication of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 (AR4).

The SYR synthesizes the main findings of the AR5 (IPCC)
  • The Physical Science Basis
  • Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
  • Mitigation of Climate Change
  • Other IPCC reports
              Special Report on Renewable Energy, and
              Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate     Change Adaptation

The AR5 SYR is divided into four topics.
  •         Topic 1 (Observed changes and their causes) focuses on observational evidence for a changing climate, the impacts caused by this change and the human contributions to it.
  •        Topic 2 (Future climate changes, risks, and impacts) assesses projections of future climate change and the resultant projected impacts and risks.
  •         Topic 3 (Future Pathways for Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development) considers adaptation and mitigation as complementary strategies for reducing and managing the risks of climate change.
  •         Topic 4 (Adaptation and mitigation) describes individual adaptation and mitigation options and policy approaches. It also addresses integrated responses that link mitigation and adaptation with other societal objectives.
The challenge of understanding and managing risks and uncertainties are important themes in the report.