Climate Change Research ›› 2022, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (4): 460-467.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2022.080

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Interpretation of Climate Resilient Development in IPCC AR6 WGII

ZHANG Bai-Chao1(), PANG Bo2, QIN Yun1, HAN Zhen-Yu1(), LU Bo1   

  1. 1 National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
    2 Department of Science & Technology and Climate Change, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2022-04-13 Revised:2022-05-18 Online:2022-07-30 Published:2022-06-10
  • Contact: HAN Zhen-Yu;


This work is an interpretation of Climate Resilient Development (CRD) in the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Working Group II (WGII) of IPCC. The definition of CRD was introduced in the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC, the definition was updated in AR6 that CRD was defined as a process of implementing greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation options to support sustainable development for all. The new definition reinforces the principle of fairness, and makes a detailed description of different social choices in the evaluation content, which enhances the operability of CRD, and emphasizes its urgency and irreversibility. The report expounds how to promote the realization of CRD in human and natural systems consider of adaptation. The urbanization trend brings opportunities and challenges to CRD at the same time. While urbanization intensifies the risk of climate change, it will also promote the CRD by driving the adaptation action of surrounding rural areas. Protecting ecosystem diversity helps to protect the ecosystem and improve its own resilience, but some adaptation actions will not be implemented at higher temperature rise level. The AR6 WGII assessment shows that, the current global CRD action is more urgent compared with the AR5 (2014), and we need to implement effective and equitable measures to deal with climate change.

Key words: Climate change, Climate Resilient Development (CRD), Adaptation, Sustainable development

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