From Greenfacts: As COP 22 opens in Marrakesh, get the facts on Climate Change and energy management options

A Special GreenFacts Newsletter

 

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A Special GreenFacts Newsletter

Officials will discuss the impacts, implications and consequences of climate change, and try to plan policies to address it at the 22nd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which gathers governments from around the world, is taking place this week in Morocco.

In order to get the scientific facts on those issues, here are a few of the resources that we offer and that will help you forge your own opinion on the matters being discussed at the COP 22:

1. A series of videos covering the basic elements of climate change based on the IPCC reports:

What is climate balance?
How is the world changing?
Adapation & Mitigation

2. Factual summaries of the latest main reports on climate by the IPCC:

Climate Change: 2013 IPCC Update

Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis” is a comprehensive assessment of the physical aspects of climate change, which puts a focus on the elements that are relevant to understand past, document current, and project future climate change. The report covers observations of changes in all components of the climate system and assess the current knowledge of various processes of the climate system.

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Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability IPCC report 2014 Working Group II

Climate change is impacting the Earth, bringing a mixture of risks and benefits. There are two ways of dealing with it: adapting to the changes, (adaptation) or reducing their severity (mitigation). This is a summary of the contribution of the working group II to the IPCC’s fifth assessment, evaluating various aspects of climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.

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Climate Change mitigation: practical measures to limit global warming IPCC report 2014 Working Group III

The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC was prepared by three working groups. Here is a summary of the contribution of the third Working Group, which assessed climate change mitigation, defined as the human interventions that reduce greenhouse gases emissions.

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3. A wide range of other factual summaries of scientific reports on climate change, energy, and sustainable development (also available in various languages):

Climate Change

Energy

Sustainable
development

 

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