Infographics based on the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report part 3 illustrate the mitigation of climate change


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the report of the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report in April 2022. It focuses on the mitigation of climate change. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Ministry of the Enviroment have produced infographics on the key messages of the report. They can be freely used by the public and the media.

Note: When using the infographics, please cite the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, and as references.

The complete set of the infographics can be downloaded as a PDF file, and the individual images are also available in PNG format. To enlarge a single image in your browser: right-click the image and select “Open image in New Tab”.

The complete set of the infographics in one file

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Figure 1. Emissions are not evenly distributed.

Figure 2. Current emission reduction measures will not be enough to reach the 1.5 degree target. The climate targets of the states that extend until 2030 will not lead to adequate emission reductions. Faster emission reductions will be needed after 2030 to limit warming to below 2 degrees. The impacts of emission reduction measures relative to the increase in average temperatures in expressed in gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO₂-eq.)

FIgure 3. Emission reductions are necessary in all sectors. There are many options for achieving reductions; all of them require that emissions from land use be transformed into sinks.

Figure 4. There are both benefits and trade-offs between mitigation options and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Figure 5. Success in climate change mitigation requires commitment from society in its entirety.

References: [1]

  • IPCC, 2022: Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [P.R. Shukla, J. Skea, R. Slade, A. Al Khourdajie, R. van Diemen, D. McCollum, M. Pathak, S. Some, P. Vyas, R. Fradera, M. Belkacemi, A. Hasija, G. Lisboa, S. Luz, J. Malley, (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA. doi: 10.1017/9781009157926