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IPCC, 2022: Summary for Policymakers

posted on 2023-05-25, 20:09 authored by Portner, H-O, Roberts, DC, Andrew ConstableAndrew Constable
This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) presents key findings of the Working Group II (WGII) contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC1. The report builds on the WGII contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC, three Special Reports2, and the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the AR6 cycle. This report recognizes the interdependence of climate, ecosystems and biodiversity3, and human societies (Figure SPM.1) and integrates knowledge more strongly across the natural, ecological, social and economic sciences than earlier IPCC assessments. The assessment of climate change impacts and risks as well as adaptation is set against concurrently unfolding non-climatic global trends e.g., biodiversity loss, overall unsustainable consumption of natural resources, land and ecosystem degradation, rapid urbanisation, human demographic shifts, social and economic inequalities and a pandemic.


Publication title

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Commissioning body

Cambridge University Press


Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies


Cambridge University Press

Place of publication

Cambridge, UK

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Adaptation to climate change not elsewhere classified