Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

IPCC Working group I

The IPCC Working Group I (WGI) report– the first instalment of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) – covers the science behind climate change in detail.

The official Summary for Policymakers (SPM) was released in September 2013 at a press conference in Stockholm.

The Climate Centre deployed specialist IPCC expertise to compile a summary of the SPM, including its relevance to the Red Cross Red Crescent and a Q&A.  

The IFRC issued a media release on its response to the report, and the IFRC and Climate Centre jointly published a web news story containing comments by Walter Cotte, IFRC Under Secretary General for the Programme Services Division, and Maarten van Aalst, the Director of the Climate Centre and a Coordinating Lead Author for WG II, including key scientific points as bullets.