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Post at: Jun 25 2022

IPCC Part three of Sixth Assessment Report

Recent Context

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the third instalment of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on April 3, 2022.

IPCC's Assessment Reports

  • With its mandate of comprehensive evaluations of the state of the earth's climate IPCC released its first assessment Report in 1990.
  • The four subsequent assessment reports come out in 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2015
  • These reports are made with contributions of thousands of climate scientists and other subject matter experts from all around the globe.
  • These reports form the basis of global response to climate change.

Key Findings of Recently Released part III of 6th Assessment Report
Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions

  • 54% higher in 2019 from 1990
  • Growth is slowing
  • 59 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent global net anthropogenic GHG emissions in 2019
  • Growth mainly due to CO2 emissions from industry & fossil fuels.

Conclusion

  • The Sixth Assessment Report, has presented lots of evidence to suggest that pursuing a 2oC target could be disastrous, and more ambitious actions need to be taken to keep the temperature rise within 1.5oC.


 


 


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