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Synthesis report of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6): summary for policymakers

Climate change Climate change mitigation Global environmental change Climate risk

This synthesis report of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) summarises the state of knowledge of climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It integrates the main findings of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) based on contributions from the three Working Groups, and the three Special Reports.

The summary for policymakers (SPM) is structured in three parts:

  1. Current status and trends
  2. Future climate change, risks and long-term responses, and
  3. Responses in the near term

This report recognises the interdependence of climate, ecosystems and biodiversity, and human societies; the value of diverse forms of knowledge; and the close linkages between climate change adaptation, mitigation, ecosystem health, human well-being and sustainable development, and reflects the increasing diversity of actors involved in climate action.

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