The report comes soon after the UN Secretary-General raised the alarm about the urgent need for greater climate ambition and action in a speech on 10 September.
It is an assessment of more than 30,000 scientific publications.
There is no draft of the report to share beforehand, as it is subject to approval by the Panel, which is comprised of Member States.
The IPCC will present the Summary for Policymakers of the report at a press conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea on Monday 8 October at 10 a.m. local time.
It will be possible to follow this press conference (and for the media to submit questions) remotely, without being in Incheon in person, as it will be live-streamed see this link (https://www.ipcc.ch/ ).
(For example 10 a.m. in Incheon is 13:00 in Suva, 12:00 in Sydney, 10:00 in Tokyo, 09:00 in Beijing, 06:30 in New Delhi, 03:00 in Johannesburg, Paris and Brussels, 02:00 in London, 22:00 (Sunday 7 October) in São Paulo, and 21:00 (Sunday 7 October) in New York.)
There is also an advisory listing experts available for interview on 8 October and explaining the process for requesting interviews. The link is here:
WMO has shared a brief providing the context and explanation of key concepts for policymakers, media and others about the Special Report on 1.5°C. This brief, produced prior to the release of the report, does not contain results from the report itself.
The brief can be downloaded at
The IPCC website is https://www.ipcc.ch/
Background: Governments adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015, setting a target of holding global warming well below 2 ºC above pre-industrial levels while pursuing efforts to keep it below 1.5 ºC. This goal will be achieved by actions set by each government for themselves, known as Nationally Determined Contributions. The Paris Agreement includes regular reviews to see whether the target remains appropriate and whether the Nationally Determined Contributions and their implementation are on track to deliver it. An initial review takes place at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, this December, known as the Talanoa Dialogue.
At the time the Paris Agreement was adopted, relatively little was known about the risks that could be avoided in a world where the rise of temperature was limited to 1.5 ºC compared with a 2ºC warmer world, or about the pathway of greenhouse gas emissions compatible with limiting global warming to 1.5 ºC. As a result, governments asked IPCC to prepare a report on warming of 1.5 ºC to be delivered in 2018. The IPCC will consider this report in Incheon, Republic of Korea, on 1-5 October.
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The UN Secretary-General is expected to release a statement after the Report is released.