Australian FAQ on the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C

Published 04 Oct 2018

By Chris Lee

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Climate-KIC Australia, together with several other Australian not-for-profits, has published a guide to the landmark IPCC 1.5°C report to be published on October 8.

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On Monday October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve its Special Report on limiting global warming to 1.5°C .

The IPCC was invited by countries involved in the United Nations climate negotiations to report on how the world can limit global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century – after countries agreed in Paris to pursue that limit.

Climate-KIC Australia, together with several other Australian not-for-profits focused on climate change, have published a short FAQ/explainer on the issues that the IPCC report will address. It includes highlights of scientific research into what warming of 1.5°C and above will mean for Australia.

The IPCC report is expected to cover: what it will take in terms of emissions reduction to limit warming to 1.5°C from pre-industrial times; how fast these reductions must occur, in what sectors, and what strategies will be required. It will also cover costs, risks and benefits of a 1.5°C pathway.

Other organisations publishing this brief are: Future Earth Australia, Environment Victoria, Climate and Health Alliance, and Australian Conservation Foundation.

For media inquiries relating to this brief, please email info@climate-kic.org.au or phone Tom Arup at ACF +61 402 482 910

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