The last of the skims! I’m excited to check this stage of the reading project off my (alarmingly engorged) to-do list.
I just finished skimming WORKING GROUP III CONTRIBUTION
TO THE IPCC SIXTH ASSESSMENT REPORT (AR6). I read the Summary for Policy Makers, and found a few areas where I may want more detail. For those areas I’ll dip into the full document.
Now for the Q&A.
- What is the document, in simple terms?
- It gives a big picture overview of the mitigation measures needed and global trends.
- Here’s what the authors say: “The Working Group III (WG III) contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) assesses literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change.”
- When is it from?
- Finalized in April 2022.
- What type of language does it use – legalese, engineering-speak, or layman-friendly?
- It didn’t use any specialized language, except for some climate change & policy terms that it defined within the document. So I’d say layman-friendly, if a little dense.
- What am I looking for in this document?
- This document introduced me to the idea of enabling conditions:
- “Literature explores how development choices and the establishment of enabling conditions for action and support influence the feasibility and the cost of limiting emissions.”
- So I’m curious about how we can contribute to these enabling conditions.
- How many (readable) pages is it, excluding appendices and references?
- 63 pages.
- What cited resources do I want to add to my TBR (‘to be read’)?
- None so far.
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Yay! Now I have an overview of what I’m covering, so the next stage of reading feels much more manageable.