The UN has approved plans for a new report to explore the impacts of global warming.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has given the go-ahead for the study which was requested at COP21 in December.
It will analyse the impacts of warming of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.
The report is expected to be delivered in 2018.
IPCC Vice Chair Thelma Krug said: “The IPCC worked in a positive spirit of co-operation to build on the scientific expertise from the scoping meeting while highlighting policymakers’ priorities. This agreement on the outline means the IPCC can start work on a scientific assessment for policymakers of what warming of 1.5ºC would mean and how we could get there.”
The IPCC will also launch the ‘2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines’ report prepared by the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories to provide governments with updated knowledge on how to estimate the level of their greenhouse gas emissions.
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