IPCC AR6: where are we now, nearly a decade on?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released the third instalment of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). This report focuses on mitigation, aka the “hows and whats” of actually reducing our emissions.

The report, with contributions from 278 authors across 65 countries, presents a vision of the climate future which is at once frightening but also hopeful. 

That’s because while our contributions to climate change over the near-decade since the IPCC’s fifth report (AR5) have only increased, our opportunities for mitigating our emissions have become more viable than they were in 2013-14, when AR5 was released.

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