The report “Global Warming of 1.5°C” is a response of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to an invitation by the United Nations (UN) to examine “impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels” in a special report. The report seeks to draw a comparison to the impacts of global warming of 2°C above pre-industrial level, as constituted as global target in the well-known Paris Agreement of 2015, as well as showing the required decrease in net emissions and possible trajectories for the 1,5°C target and pointing out the connections of global warming to sustainable development. After about 30 months of work since April 2016, IPCC has launched the report on 8th October 2018. This short summary will refer to assessments and recommendations outlined in the Summary for Policymakers, with special consideration for all impacts and perspectives considering the pacific region.
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