The outcomes of CMIP, including the peer-reviewed published literature across the community, contribute to assessments and reports from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations (UN), charged with advancing scientific knowledge of human impacts on climate change. The IPCC informs governments about the state of knowledge on climate change by synthesising all published literature in Assessment Reports (ARs) every 5-7 years. As such, the IPCC does not conduct its own research but tasks scientists from around with world the conduct comprehensive assessments of peer-reviewed scientific literature. Phases of CMIP have historically been designed to typically align with IPCC assessment reports.
Information for IPCC authors using CMIP