Rapid Action Climate change


  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a United Nations panel made up of thousands of experts from around the world who assess the science related to climate change.

Points to ponder:

  • According to the IPCC report, climate change poses a danger to both human and environmental health, and there is a quickly closing window of opportunity to ensure a liveable and sustainable future for all.
  • Certain ecosystems with low resilience, such as arctic, mountainous, and coastal ecosystems affected by ice sheet glacial discharge or by accelerating and higher committed sea level rise, will suffer permanent negative effects from overshooting 1.5 degrees.
  • The report found that human activities are unequivocally causing climate change, with carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere reaching levels not seen in at least 2 million years.
  • The impacts of climate change are already being felt around the world, including more frequent and intense heatwaves, wildfires, flooding, and other extreme weather events.
  • The report emphasized the urgent need for rapid and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
  • The report called for immediate and ambitious action from all sectors of society, including governments, businesses, and individuals, to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change that are already inevitable.
  • The report emphasized the importance of international cooperation to address the global nature of the climate crisis and ensure that the burden of action is shared fairly among countries.
  • The IPCC will continue to assess the latest science on climate change and provide guidance to policymakers and the public on how to address the climate crisis.