The latest assessment states that limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require ‘’rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’’ worldwide. One of the key messages from this report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming.

The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC, or more.

The EU Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete for Climate Action and Energy and Carlos Moedas for Research, Science and Innovation have welcomed the report, issued two months before the international climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

Read for more information the full IPCC report