Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
The IPCC produces comprehensive Assessment Reports on climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as adaptation and mitigation options. It also provides Special Reports on various topics related to climate change.
To ensure a balanced assessment of the full range of scientific views, more than 800 experts were selected for the Fifth Assessment Report. More than 142,000 review comments from sector experts and governments were received and addressed.
Through its assessments, the IPCC determines the state of knowledge on climate change. It identifies where there is agreement in the scientific community on topics related to climate change, and where further research is needed.
We contribute to the:
- IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Working Group III (Mitigation)
- IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Working Group III (Mitigation), Chapter 11 Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use
- IPCC Land, Food Security and Climate Change Special Report
- IPCC Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5°C
Some of our publications that have been cited in IPCC reports:
- Havlik et al. (2014) Climate change mitigation through livestock system transitions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(10), 3709-3714.
- Havlik et al. (2012) Crop productivity and the global livestock sector: Implications for land use change and greenhouse gas emissions. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95 (2) 442–448.
- Herrero M. et al. (2016) Greenhouse gas mitigation potentials in the livestock sector. Nature Climate Change 6(5), 452–461.
- Herrero et al. (2015) Livestock and the environment: What have we learned in the past decade? Annual Review of Environment and Resources 40(1), 177–202.
- Herrero et al. (2013). Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 20888–20893.
- Herrero and Thornton (2013) Livestock and global change: Emerging issues for sustainable food systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(52), 20878–20881.
- Herrero et al. (2010). Smart investments in sustainable food production: Revisiting mixed crop-livestock systems. Science 327, 822–825.
- Obersteiner et al. (2016) Assessing the land resource–food price nexus of the Sustainable Development Goals. Science Advances 2(9), e1501499.
- Ran et al. (2016) Assessing water resource use in livestock production: A review of methods. Livestock Science 187, 68–79.
- Rosenzweig et al. (2018) Coordinating AgMIP data and models across global and regional scales for 1.5°C and 2°C assessments. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 376, 20160455.
- Ruane, A.C. et al. (2018) Biophysical and economic implications for agriculture of +1.5° and +2.0°C global warming using AgMIP Coordinated Global and Regional Assessments. Climate Research 76(1), 17–39.
- Thornton et al. (2014) Climate variability and vulnerability to climate change: a review. Global Change Biology, 20(11), 3313–3328.
- Waha et al. (2017) Climate change impacts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their implications for vulnerable population groups. Regional Environmental Change 17(6), 1623–1638.
Contact Mario Herrero for more information.