IPCC Special Report

Summary for Policymakers – IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C


Prof. Michael Taylor receiving the award for his role as Coordinating Lead Author of the Special Report on 1.5°C produced by the IPCC from the Hon. Daryl Vaz, MP – Minister without Portfolio, MEGJC. Looking on (to the immediate right of Prof. Taylor) is Dr Sharon Crooks, Director General, MEGJC and UnaMay Gordon, Principal Director, Climate Change Division, MEGJC.

Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

In this Summary for Policymakers (SPM) presents the key findings of the Special Report, based on the assessment of the available scientific, technical and socio-economic literature relevant to global warming of 1.5°C and for the comparison between global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The level of confidence associated with each key finding is reported using the IPCC calibrated language.

The underlying scientific basis of each key finding is indicated by references provided to chapter elements. In the SPM, knowledge gaps are identified associated with the underlying chapters of the Report.

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