WHY IPCC* MATTERS?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established in 1988, is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.

Parallel to the UN climate process, the IPCC has conducted the most exhaustive scientific research about climate change. Since 1990, they have delivered on a regular basis the most comprehensive scientific reports produced worldwide. These reports derive their credibility principally from an extensive, transparent, and iterative peer review process by a large number of expert reviewers.

In 2007, the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Their most recent report –AR5– provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It was released in four parts between September 2013 and November 2014.

To download the full report click here.

To visually navigate through the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report check Global Weirding, a beautiful tool designed to show the impact of climate change across the next century according to the report, if we continue with business as usual.

 

THE CURRENT SITUATION

Governments have agreed to hold warming to below 2°C, which is the threshold suggested by the IPCC. As of 20 November 2015, none of the countries responsible for more than 90% of global CO2 emissions have come up with targets consistent with this agreement, only four countries have submitted targets that are ambitious enough. We are now heading to dangerous global warming, far past 2°C.

*This project aims to carry a message for appointed policy makers who obstruct climate policy. It is in no way designed to undermine the value of the IPCC publication.