Headline statements are the overarching highlighted conclusions of the Summary for Policymakers which, taken together, provide a concise narrative in language that is based on the scientific assessment and approved by the member governments of the IPCC. The 19 headline statements are collected here in order to provide easy access to the findings of the Working Group I assessment for stakeholders and a wide readership.
Translation of the WGI AR5 Summary for Policymakers from English into the other five official languages of the United Nations was done by the WMO Language, Conference and Publishing Services Department. The assistance of scientists from the WGI chapter teams who acted as scientific translation editors for each language is gratefully acknowledged.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the translations, please note that the text approved by IPCC Working Group I and accepted by the Panel is the English original.