Summary. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued Part 2 of its Fifth Assessment Report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”, in March 2014. Part 2 discusses the need for and implementation of adaptation strategies for coping with the adverse effects of global warming.
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- Governments and organizations nominate authors, who are then selected by the organizers of the Working Groups (here called “Parts”)
- 745 authors and reviewers from over 100 countries were selected to prepare a first draft of Part 2, considering over 12,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles;
- The first draft was reviewed by 1,774 other experts who considered 19,598 comments;
- 2,631 expert reviewers prepared a second draft considering 28,544 comments;
- The second draft was reviewed by 1,271 experts from 67 countries, and by 33 governments;
- The final draft of the Summary for Policymakers was prepared by 241 reviewers from 45 governments, considering 2,350 comments; and
- The final draft was approved and accepted by the IPCC, and released.
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