What are governments doing? Is it working?
In 2015, Global leaders met at the Paris Climate Summit to work on a solution to the climate problem. They agreed to try to keep the rise in temperature down to 1.5 degrees. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in May 2021: “There is about a 40% chance of the annual average global temperature reaching 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level in at least one of the next five years – and these odds are increasing with time”
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
It was created to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation options.
The next annual United Nations climate change conference, COP26, will be hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November 2021.
Learn more about The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.