Second Assessment Report (SAR)

Working Group II Report
"Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change: Scientific-Technical Analyses"


Contribution of Working Group II to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Robert T. Watson, M.C. Zinyowera, and Richard H. Moss, Eds.




Introduction to the Report
Summary for Policymakers
Technical Summary
Part I—Introductory Materials
A: Ecophysiological, Ecological, and Soil Processes in Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Primer on General Concepts and Relationships
B: Energy Primer
Part II—Assessment of Impacts and Adaptation Options
1: Climate Change Impacts on Forests
2: Rangelands in a Changing Climate: Impacts, Adaptations, and Mitigation
3: Deserts in a Changing Climate: Impacts
4: Land Degradation and Desertification
5: Impacts of Climate Change on Mountain Regions
6: Non-Tidal Wetlands
7: The Cryosphere: Changes and Their Impacts
8: Oceans
9: Coastal Zones and Small Islands
10: Hydrology and Freshwater Ecology.
11: Industry, Energy, and Transportation: Impacts and Adaptation
12: Human Settlements in a Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation
13: Agriculture in a Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation
14: Water Resources Management
15: Wood Production under Changing Climate and Land Use
16: Fisheries
17: Financial Services
18: Human Population Health
Part III—Assessment of Mitigation Options
19: Energy Supply Mitigation Options
20: Industry 21: Mitigation Options in the Transportation Sector
22: Mitigation Options for Human Settlements
23: Agricultural Options for Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
24: Management of Forests for Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
25: Mitigation: Cross-Sectoral and Other Issues
Part IV—Technical Appendices
26: Technical Guidelines for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations
27: Methods for Assessment of Mitigation Options
28: Inventory of Technologies, Methods, and Practices

Appendix A. Expert Reviewers of the IPCC Working Group II Volume
Appendix B. Glossary of Terms
Appendix C. Acronyms and Chemical Symbols
Appendix D. Units
Appendix E. List of Major IPCC Reports


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