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Launched on 8 October 2018, the special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) outlines the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and explores global greenhouse gas pollution reduction pathways consistent with meeting the 1.5 °C Paris target. The report describes measures to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. The author team of the SR1.5 includes 91 authors and editors from 40 countries, more than 6,000 research papers were assessed, and 42,000 comments received in the three reviews of the report.

This Climate Council report provides a brief summary of the main findings of the IPCC report, its implications, and how Australia is tracking when it comes to tackling climate change.

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