The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published its Special Report on 1.5°C (SR15) to guide implementation of the Paris Agreement. Governments are tasked with developing long-term low emission sustainable development strategies (LT-LEDS) in line with the 1.5°C goal, and are invited to submit them by 2020.

The Climate Institute commissioned Climate Analytics to examine the impacts on Australia of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C and 2°C, and to provide estimates of the global carbon budgets associated with achieving these temperature limits.

Climate change represents a clear and present danger to the development prospects of Africa. African countries are going to have to adapt to protect their peoples from the harsh impacts of climate change and to ensure that they are not derailed from their current development pathways.

With a view of COP19 in Warsaw and beyond, this report shows the wide range of adverse impacts of climate change in Africa and assesses the balance of economic costs, as a function of a range of scenarios including both successful and failed global mitigation efforts, and strong compared to weak implementation of adaptation measures. The economic cost calculations are necessarily limited in nature. While they do not cover all economic costs and climate impacts, and also include non-monetary damages to a very limited extent, they do serve the purpose of showing clearly that loss and damage is a crucial issue for Africa’s future.

A report prepared by Climate Analytics for CAN Europe that provides an analysis of the adequacy and feasibility of the 1.5°C long-term global limit. Scientific assessments have shown that impacts are projected to worsen significantly above a global warming of 1.5, or 2°C from pre-industrial levels.

Even the best emission reductions proposal are only half way to the limits in 2020 that would keep global average temperature rise below 2

This report addresses the question of the relationship between the level of emission reductions to be undertaken by the United States by 2020 and the risk of exceeding a global 2