The IPCC was formed in 1988 to provide Governments with an assessment of the latest science of climate change. It has produced 5 major assessment reports covering the basic science, impacts and adaptation and mitigation, roughly every 5 to 7 years. These reports have guided humanity’s response to climate change and provided the foundation for the 2015 Paris Agreement, in which Governments decided to keep a rise in global temperatures due to human activity well below 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees C.
The IPCC 6th Assessment Report on the Physical Science Basis was published on 9 August. This meeting will review its main findings, consider what it means for the ongoing development of our response to climate change and what message it sends to governments before they meet in Glasgow at COP26. The meeting will hear from leading scientists involved in the report as well as those who are actively involved with making decisions on climate change actions.
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Image: Changing by Alisa Singer (IPCC).