To limit climate change to 1.5°C, all aspects of society should be quickly, radically and unprecedentedly altered, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a new evaluation.
Almost one year ago at the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum 2017, Jean Jouzel, Vice-President of the IPCC Scientific Panel, was already drawing an alarming record of the last 10 years and called on organizations to "invest in research, in innovation and to engage in this fight against global warming".
In addition to the obvious benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting warming to 1.5°C instead of 2°C would also help make society more sustainable and equitable, the IPCC said monday.
This new report will be at the heart of the Climate Change Conference to be held in Poland in December, where governments will take over the Paris Agreement.
The authors also studied the solutions likely to be implemented to limit the warming to 1.5°C, the modalities of their implementation and their possible consequences. This would require "fast and large-scale" transitions in the areas of spatial planning, energy, industry, construction, transport and urban planning.
The report is available at www.ipcc.ch