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AR5 Synthesis Report now available in six languages

The Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish – the official languages of the United Nations.

Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair. Photo credit: reneweconomy.com.au

Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair. Photo credit: reneweconomy.com.au

Originally published in English, the Synthesis Report was translated in order to make the key findings of AR5 accessible to a wider audience, according to the IPCC, adding that the report distils and integrates the findings of the three Working Group contributions to the AR5 that span over 4700 pages into a concise document of about 130 pages that can be used by policymakers and other stakeholders.

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The Working Group volumes were released in phases between 2013 and 2014 and the English version of the Synthesis Report in November 2014. The documents can be found at www.ipcc.ch/ar5/syr.

Below are links to the different language versions of the Synthesis Report:

Arabic: http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full_ar.pdf

Chinese: http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full_zh.pdf

English: http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full_wcover.pdf

French: http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full_fr.pdf

Russian: http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full_ru.pdf

Spanish: http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full_es.pdf

The IPCC stated in a statement on Monday that, for those who would not want to download the full Synthesis Report, a Summary for Policymakers of about 30 pages is available in all the languages on same page www.ipcc.ch/ar5/syr under the section SPM in UN and other languages Th.

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“IPCC welcomes the translation of the AR5 Synthesis Report into languages that are not UN official languages. The IPCC Secretariat makes these available on its website with the understanding that the translations are prepared under the responsibility of the respective countries or institutions undertaking them.”

The Synthesis Report, adds the IPCC, can also be accessed at http://ar5-syr.ipcc.ch/ on a more user-friendly platform that enables users to navigate around the report and easily access the references to the full Working Group contributions through live links.

The key findings of the AR5 Synthesis Report are:

  • Human influence on the climate system is clear;
  • The more we disrupt our climate, the more we risk severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts; and
  • We have the means to limit climate change and build a more prosperous, sustainable future.
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