Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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Evaluations and Research

This report recognizes the interdependence of climate, ecosystems, biodiversity, and human societies and integrates knowledge more strongly across the natural, ecological, social, and economic sciences than earlier assessments. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change. The assessment of climate change impacts and risks as well as adaptation is set against concurrently unfolding non-climatic global trends e.g., biodiversity loss, overall unsustainable consumption of natural resources, land and ecosystem degradation, rapid urbanization, human demographic shifts, social and economic inequalities, and a pandemic.