On November 8, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) started in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Earlier in the year on April 4 2022 the latest IPCC Report on Climate change, ‘Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change’ was published.
The Working Group III’s contribution to this sixth Assessment Report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC released their 3000 page assessment report on climate mitigation as a means to inspire policymakers to promote decarbonisation of our economies.While the content gives scientific backgrounds to the required system change, the sheer size and complexity of the IPCC publication can lead to despair.
Jan Raes, Sustainability Advisor at ABN AMRO has compiled the highlights of the report into an explainer video with 8 fact snacks and a brief publication with backgrounds to the graphs in an adjoining PDF (download PDF). This publication will take around 15 minutes to read. Our goal is to make the information in this IPCC report more accessible to you, so you can start contributing to decarbonisation. If anything the eight fact snacks and the publication show that system change is multi-faceted.