IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C - UCL-Energy’s response
8 October 2018
UCL Energy Institute welcomes today’s publication of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C
The UCL Energy Institute welcomes today’s publication of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C. We note how the report discusses the lowered planetary risks of a 1.5°C temperature limit, but also that to achieve this requires “rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure (including transport and buildings), and industrial systems, (that are) are unprecedented in terms of scale.”
Professor Neil Strachan, Director of the UCL Energy Institute said:
“To meet the very stringent emission reduction pathways in the IPCC 1.5C report requires a systematic approach to the energy transition. This includes addressing emissions reduction in the most intractable sectors such as heat and aviation, as well as understanding and harnessing the wider innovation, societal change and sustainable development interactions. These are all issues that researchers at UCL-Energy are working on in the implementation of such challenging pathways.