17 Dec 2015
Turning up the heat: how the diplomatic push for 1.5°C unfolded in Paris
The inclusion of a 1.5°C temperature limit in the new Paris climate agreement was a major victory for the poorest countries and island nations who came to Paris saying they wanted the world to act.
By placing the 1.5°C limit alongside the legally binding goal to hold global temperatures “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels”, the deal offered hope to the many who had begun to despair about the prospects of an ambitious enough global climate agreement ever being reached.
Why 1.5°C? Science, impacts and risks
This fact sheet provides key points on risks to ecosystems, food security and sustainable development associated with 1.5°C warming. It also provides responses to arguments commonly made against 1.5°C and provides the scientific evidence for each point made.
This blog explains the process and outcomes of the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED). It summarises the SED key messages and discusses consequences for the negotiations process.
This briefing comments on the feasibility of holding warming below 1.5°C within this century and provides information on selected climate risks at 1.5°C, 2°C and 4°C warming.
This is short summary the key climatic risks for the Pacific region at 1.5°C and 2°C warming.
This briefing paper summarises the knowledge on impacts of climate change for the Pacific region.