Latest IPCC Report on Climate Change

On August 9th 2021,  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a major report on the physical changes to the climate that have already occurred and are projected to occur as a result of human activity. This is an update on their previous assessment which was published in 2013.

Five key messages from the report

This page provides a very brief outline of five key messages from the report. For a little more information you can download our notes highlighting a few key points from the IPCC report

Those with interested in more details, including the evidence that supports the conclusions and forecasts in the report, can also download and read the authoritative version of the report by following this link AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis and at the bottom of the same web page you can download a press release and two presentations released with the reports.

The IPCC is currently drafting two other major reports:

  • AR6 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – scheduled for publication in February 2022
  • AR6 Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change – scheduled for publication in March 2022.