IPCC Pacific

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On 9th August 2021, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever as part of their 7 yearly update – The Physical Science Basis. The report finds that the world may warm by 1.5°C by the early 2030s, much earlier than previously estimated. It’s not good news for the Pacific. With temperatures heading above 1.5°C, Pacific communities are likely to experience increasingly devastating climate change impacts.

This website provides a range of communications products which have been designed to help make the findings of the report accessible to Pacific decision-makers. These products have been created by the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions. Please contact us via Caitlyn.baljak@anu.edu.au to find out more.

For a summary of the report, please read this article: Global temperature rises set to exceed 1.5°C in about a decade – a looming line in the sand for the Pacific. This article can be copied and republished (including in Pacific media) with attribution to Professor Mark Howden and Dr Morgan Wairiu.