Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group III, mitigation of climate change, issues its report summary

April 14, 2014

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group III, addressing the mitigation of climate change, has issued an executive summary of its Fifth Assessment report. The report updates policymakers on the technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change, including technologies and policies that can reduce impacts.

According to its website, "The IPCC Working Group III assesses all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing activities that remove them from the atmosphere."

A number of researchers in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have lent their expertise to the writing, editing and review of this report:

Lead Authors:

Ryan Wiser, Chapter 7, Energy Systems

Ashok Gadgil, Chapter 9, Buildings

Lynn Price, Chapter 10, Industry

Contributing Authors:

Näim Darghouth, Ben Hoen, Peter Larsen, Andrew Mills, Chapter 7, Energy Systems

Stephane de la Rue du Can, Ali Hasanbeigi, Chapter 10, Industry

Review Editor:

Jayant Sathaye, Chapter 4, Sustainable Development and Equity

Department of Energy Reviewer

Tim Xu, Chapter 9, Buildings, U.S. government lead reviewer (Xu reviewed the document for the Department of Energy, not as an IPCC reviewer)

James McMahon, former head of EETD's Energy Analysis Department, now an independent consultant, also participated as a Lead Author in Chapter 12, Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning.