Briefing papers and notes
Keeping global warming to 1.5°C - Challenges and opportunities for the UK
Topics: Mitigation, Energy and Low-Carbon Futures
Type: Collaborative publications
Publication date: November 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C outlines the advantages of limiting the rise in average global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, and the pathways needed to achieve this. Whilst this requires major and widespread action within the next decade, it could avoid many damaging impacts. This Royal Society briefing provides a summary of the IPCC’s findings and what these mean for the UK, identifying what UK policymakers can do now, both in terms of UK policy and globally, to enable the UK to play its role in limiting warming to as close as possible to 1.5°C.
Grantham Institute Chair, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, chaired the steering group of the report.