IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty


The Conference of the Parties, by its decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 21,   

invited the IPCC to provide in 2018 a special report on impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. The report will inform the next round of NDCs on the collective mitigation action needed for maintaining a reasonable chance to limit global warming at 1.5°C.


In accordance with the approach to the Dialogue, this report will serve as an input to the Dialogue. A dedicated space will be provided, both during the preparatory and the political phase, to facilitate the understanding of the implications of the report.


Additional information on the report can be found here.


The report was considered at the wrap up of the preparatory phase at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24).


A copy of the presentation may be downloaded here.