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New Findings from the IPCC Special Report 1.5 °C Global Warming

New Findings from the IPCC Special Report 1.5 °C Global Warming

26 October 2018

To emphasise important messages of the IPCC special report relating to climate and environmental policy and to make them available for policy-making, the German Federal Environment Agency presented selected findings of the report in a webinar on 26 October 2018. A second webinar on this topic took place on 23 November 2018. Ecologic Institute supported the Federal Environment Agency in the logistical and content-related organisation of both webinars.

Through the Paris Agreement, the global community of states commited itself to taking measures with the aim of protecting the climate in order to limit global warming to well below 2°C or 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels. Simultaneously to the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change formulated information needs on scientific issues relating to the 1.5 °C warming limit. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was invited to prepare a special report on important aspects of this objective. This IPCC Special Report on "Global Warming of 1.5°C" was published on 8 October 2018.

The report summarises the scientific knowledge available globally on the consequences of a 1.5°C global warming compared to pre-industrial conditions. It examines measures to strengthen and accelerate the fight against climate change. A separate chapter deals with issues related to the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).