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The IPCC is expected to release a final Synthesis Report by the end of 2022.
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The IPCC produces comprehensive reports on the latest scientific understanding of the on-going climate crisis. The Working Group I AR6 report was leaked to the press and then officially published on August 9, 2021. The Working Group II AR6 report was released on February 27, 2022. The Working Group III AR6 report was released publicly on April 4, 2022.
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In order to understand how our current and future actions relate to future climate impacts the reports rely on a concept called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways, or SSPs. Each SSP represents one plausible, comprehensive future scenario for global human actions and their associated climate impacts. The SSPs are narratively explained in the appendix of this paper: The Roads Ahead