Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)

The IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change and it provides authoritative international assessments that have the agreement of leading climate scientists and consensus from participating governments. Climate-altering approaches such as Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) are both addressed in previous IPCC reports and at the request of governments were expected to be covered in the most recent Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

The AR6 includes reports from each of the three Working Groups and are planned for publication during 2021-22. This page presents resources to help you learn more about how CDR and SRM are addressed in those reports as they become available.

AR6 Working Group I report: The Physical Science Basis

AR6 Working Group II report: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

AR6 Working Group III report: Mitigation of Climate Change

AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2022

Previous IPCC reports

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) have been addressed in a number of previous IPCC publications, including the following:

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