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CCC welcomes IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The IPCC’s report also sets out a series of related global emissions pathways to help strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.

Commenting on the report, the CCC’s Chief Executive, Chris Stark, said:

“The Committee on Climate Change welcomes the publication of the IPCC’s Special Report. This is a major new body of work and we will study the findings carefully.

“Already it’s clear, however, that the window to keep global temperatures below the 1.5°C threshold is narrowing rapidly.

“We now look forward to a formal request from UK Ministers to begin our assessment of the appropriate statutory framework for climate change in the UK, in light of the UK’s obligations under the global Paris Agreement.”