IPCC Report Calls For Action To Slow Global Warming To Help Mitigate Health, Poverty Impacts

Devex: New IPCC report provides evidence base for a 1.5 degree global climate target
“A new report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides much-needed evidence to governments worldwide on the difference a rise in global temperatures of 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrialized levels will have compared to the 2 degrees pledge in the Paris Agreement on climate change. Released in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, the new ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC’ highlights the difference half a degree will make to future humanitarian crises and the ability to create a secure world for future populations. It was developed with 133 contributing authors covering 40 countries, who analyzed 6,000 studies. The result was approved by all IPCC member countries…” (Cornish, 10/8).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why does 1.5C warming goal matter to global poverty and health?
“Limiting global warming to the lower target governments agreed to aim for in a 2015 accord could reduce the number of people exposed to climate risks and susceptible to falling into poverty by up to several hundred million by 2050, climate scientists said in a key United Nations report on Monday. … Climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth are projected to increase with global warming of 1.5C, and increase further with 2C…” (Rowling, 10/8).

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