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Working Group III Mitigation of Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.

IPCC assessment activities are organised around three Working Groups (WGs). WG III assesses the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the mitigation of climate change. It has also been asked to assess the methodological aspects of cross-cutting issues such as equity, discount rates and decision making frameworks.

During the IPCC Sixth Assessment Cycle, WG III will contribute to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) assessment of the scientific, technical, environmental, and economic and social aspects of climate change mitigation.

As well as contributing to the Sixth Assessment Report, WG III will also share scientific leadership of Special Reports on global warming of 1.5°C, and Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.(SRCCL). WG III is providing logistical support for SRCCL.