Climate change IPCC Report urbanization adaptation irrigation water storage socioeconomic Aditi Mukherji
01 March 22
This IPCC report, one of eight to be published in the sixth assessment cycle, examined the societal risks and vulnerabilities from a changing climate. More than any previous IPCC report, it cast a light on the intersections between climate, communities, and economies, recognizing that risk from warming temperatures is not evenly distributed around the world.
To right those inequities, the report urges leaders to quicken the pace of emissions reductions as well as adaptation to expected environmental changes. “It emphasizes the urgency of immediate and more ambitious action to address climate risks,” said Hoesung Lee, chair of the IPCC. “Half measures are no longer an option.”
The IPCC, which includes hundreds of climate experts, does not conduct original research. Instead it evaluates and synthesizes the current state of knowledge about climate change.
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