Friday, September 27, 2013

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Summary for Policymakers September 27, 2013

"I don't know if climate change is caused by burning coal or sun flares or what," said the Moscow-based carbon cowboy. "And I don't really give a shit. Russia is the most energy inefficient country around, and carbon is the most volatile market ever. There's a lot of opportunity to make money."

Over the next few months we will be exploring the money making possibilities of the science, the policy responses, the politics and the laws, rules and treaties that are sure to come. This is the fifth assessment report (AR5).
We've been studying this stuff since the Rio meeting in 1992,  and we may repeat ourselves in our dotage but will attempt to keep things interesting.

The Summary for Policymakers is a political document written before the main body of the report is completed, the Technical Summary, chapters and annexes are then crafted to conform to the Summary.
More to come.
For now, just a bookmark.
Summary for Policymakers (36 page PDF)
IPCC home.