Scientists and officials are meeting in Denmark to edit what’s been termed the “most important document” on climate change.
The IPCC Synthesis Report will summarise the causes and impacts of – and solutions to – rising temperatures.
It will be the bedrock of talks on a new global climate deal.
But there are concerns that political battles could neuter the final summary.
Over the past 13 months, the IPCC has released three major reports on the physical science, the impacts and the potential methods of dealing with climate change.
On Sunday they will release the Synthesis Report. This new study is meant to take the most important elements of all three and blend them into something new. It is not meant to be a cut-and-paste exercise.
“The new thing is there is going to be a stand-alone document that will be the most important for policymakers for the next few years,” Prof Arthur Petersen, a UCL researcher and member of the Dutch government’s team at the Copenhagen meeting, told BBC News.
“It will be the document for the Paris summit.”
he UN hopes to deliver a new global treaty on climate change at a meeting in the French capital at the end of 2015. The IPCC Synthesis Report will, in the eyes of many, play a critical role in that.
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