Climate Change 2007 - Mitigation of Climate Change

Working Group III contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC

The Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group III volume is a state-of-the-art assessment of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and social aspects of the mitigation of climate change. Written by the world's leading experts, the IPCC volumes will again prove to be invaluable for researchers, students, and policymakers, and will form the standard reference works for policy decisions for government and industry worldwide.


 Reviews:

"Every member of Congress should read this report."
The New York Times

'… structured in the well-established format of all former IPCC Assessment Reports … will surely be the standard reference for … arguments related with the science, the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, and with mitigation and adaptation to global warming and climate change in the next years. It should not be missing in the libraries of atmospheric and climate research institutes and those administrative and political institutions which have to deal with global change and sustainable development.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift

'… likely to remain a vital reference work until further research renders the details outdated by the time of the next survey … another significant step forward in the understanding of the likely impacts of climate change on a global scale.' International Journal of Climatology

'The IPCC has conducted what is arguably the largest, most comprehensive and transparent study ever undertaken by mankind … The result is a work of substance and authority, which only the foolish would deride.' Wind Engineering

'… the weight of evidence presented, the authority that IPCC commands and the breadth of view can hardly fail to impress and earn respect. Each of the volumes is essentially a remarkable work of reference, containing a plethora of information and copious bibliographies. There can be few natural scientists who will not want to have at least one of these volumes to hand on their bookshelves, at least until further research renders the details outdated by the time of the next survey.' The Holocene

'The subject is explored in great depth and should prove valuable to policy makers, researchers, analysts, and students.' American Meteorological Society

From reviews of the Second Assessment Report – Climate Change 1995: ' … essential reading for anyone interested in global environmental change, either past, present or future. … These volumes have a deservedly high reputation' Geological Magazine

'… a tremendous achievement of co-ordinating the contributions of well over a thousand individuals to produce an authoritative, state-of-the-art review which will be of great value to decision-makers and the scientific community at large … an indispensable reference.' International Journal of Climatology

'... a wealth of clear, well-organized information that is all in one place ... there is much to applaud.' Environment International

'This is the third of three magisterial volumes describing the state of art in climate change research. The first two deal with the physical science basis and impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, while this volume focuses on possible measures of mitigation. It is a quite extraordinary publication in its range of depth and detail.… As a reference work, it will surely remain unsurpassed until the next edition comes out in due course.' Network Review