Elizabeth Carabine of Overseas Development Institute and Mairi Dupar of CDKN introduce the latest in the series of guides to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, which looks at the findings for Small Island Developing States.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report, which the IPCC is releasing in four parts between September 2013 and November 2014, is the work of 830 expert authors, from 85 countries. Its first three volumes already stretch to 5,000+ pages.
Now CDKN and the Overseas Development Institute have released a succinct guide to the assessment for decision-makers in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Small Island Developing States? distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in small islands, and SIDS’ experiences in adaptation and mitigation from the thousands of pages of the Fifth Assessment Report and complemented with similar, peer reviewed case studies from such countries. The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Small Island Developing States? aims to make the IPCC’s important material more accessible and usable and responds to wide demand for this type of information.