As part of the decision to adopt the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to produce, in 2018, a
Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global
greenhouse gas emission pathways. The IPCC accepted the invitation, adding that the Special
Report would look at these issues in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat
of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
Global Warming of 1.5ºC is the first in a series of Special Reports to be produced in the IPCC’s
Sixth Assessment Cycle. Next year the IPCC will release the Special Report on the Ocean and
Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, and Climate Change and Land, which looks at how climate
change affects land use.
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