Limiting global warming to 1.5°C
Reaching a 1.5°C target
The IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C is the most important scientific assessment on climate change to guide climate policymaking in the years to come. The report has identified possible ways of limiting warming close to 1.5°C relative to preindustrial temperatures, and highlights the need for urgent action. Important work is being done at universities like Imperial to broaden and strengthen the knowledge base on the effectiveness of solutions, ranging from changes in diet to smart technology for the electricity grid. Following the launch of the report, policymakers around the world must urgently translate it into strong policies and legislation, helping individuals and businesses to move towards a sustainable, resilient, prosperous zero-carbon society for all.
News - Imperial experts comment on the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C, highlighting the need for urgent action.
Briefing paper: What is meant by ‘balancing sources and sinks of greenhouse gases’ to limit global temperature rise?