New report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Insights — April 2022

The latest IPCC report calls for urgent transformational changes using many tools which the world already has at its fingertips

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC – a body of the United Nations responsible for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change) has released the third and final segment of its sixth assessment report.

This report comes from the IPCC’s third working group and follows the first working group’s report on the drivers of climate change (published in August last year) and the second working group’s report on climate change effects (published in February this year).

The report provides an assessment of mitigation strategies based on the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national emissions reduction pledges and goals.

We expect the latest report to genuinely influence policymakers internationally (as observed with previous IPCC reports).

The report states that it will take transformational change in every sector in every region of the world to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The report stated that innovation been instrumental in bringing down the costs of solar, wind and batteries. The key positive from the report is the assertion that most of the tools that the world needs are already at its fingertips.