1.5°C to survive – Evidence from the IPCC Special Reports

Climate Analytics has prepared science policy briefings1 for Climate Action Network and AirClim that summarise the impacts of global warming at and above 1.5°C relative to pre-industrial levels. Key information is extracted from the Special Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its sixth assessment report cycle (AR6), including Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C, Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems, Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. The IPCC Special Reports are clear according to Climate Analytics: “limiting warming to 1.5°C can avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Compared to 2°C of warming, 1.5°C would see much less severe extreme events. The 1.5°C warming limit is still within reach. Limiting warming to below 1.5°C is still possible but requires very urgent and rapid action now”.

1Read the briefings produced from the IPCC Special Reports: https://caneurope.org/1-point-5-degrees-to-survive-evidence-from-ipcc-sp...


In this issue