PIK scientists are actively involved in the activities of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Ottmar Edenhofer is one of three Co-Chairs of the IPCC Working Group III “Mitigation of Climate Change“, and the WGIII Technical Support Unit, coordinating and administering the Working Group’s activities, is located at PIK.
The WGIII has recently published the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. The WGIII contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC will be finalized in 2014.
Several PIK scientists have been named as authors for the AR5 ("Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change appoints authors for fifth Assessment Report"). They contribute to chapters of all three IPCC Working Groups’ contributions to the Assessment Report, dealing with issues ranging from sea level change to assessing transformation pathways.