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All You Need to Know About the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. Mitigation of Climate Change
Carlo Carraro, Alessandro Lanza and Massimo Tavoni
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On April 15th the third and final volume of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeFifth Assessment Report on Climate Change was presented. The report is the most comprehensive survey of scientific knowledge about climate change, updated after the 2007 edition.

Working Group 3 (WG3) of the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on actions and policies for mitigating climate change, that is on the possibility of reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The report makes clear why climate change cannot be dealt with solely from an environmental point of view, given its powerful financial and economic repercussions, on both the global and domestic levels: "It affects economic development and therefore is linked to poverty and the needs of developing countries, to the impacts that climate change is having and will have in Europe, and especially in the less wealthy areas of the Earth," Carlo Carraro, director of ICCG and Vice Chairman of IPCC’s Working Group 3, explains.

While the continuous rise in global emissions furthers us from the aim of maintaining temperature increase below 2° C at the end of the century, science is seeking ways to control climate change that also take into account economic efficiency and equity, for example through market instruments that reduce emissions wherever this is a less expensive option.

The video was produced jointly by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) and the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). Created by Jacopo Crimi and Mauro Buonocore, with illustrations by Neva.










Carlo Carraro, CMCC / FEEM /ICCG Director, Vice-Chair of the Working Group 3 and Member of the Bureau of the IPCC

Alessandro Lanza, CMCC / IPCC WG3 Lead Author

Massimo Tavoni, CMCC / FEEM / IPCC WG3 Lead Author