Keeping global warming to 1.5°C

22 November 2018

Challenges and opportunities for the UK

Holding warming to 1.5°C would considerably reduce risks from climate impacts to people in the UK and around the world.

In response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C, the Royal Society has produced a summary of the IPCC’s findings and what these mean for the UK. 

The summary identifies what UK policymakers can do now, both in terms of UK policy and globally, to enable the UK to play its role in limiting warming to as close as possible to 1.5°C.