IPCC – special report on global warming

The climate is clearly warming up and this causes more and more extreme weather events. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adopted a special report on stopping global warming at the level of 1.5 degrees Celsius (compared to the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries). The IPCC was obliged to submit such a report three years ago during the climate summit, where the States Parties to the Convention adopted the Paris Agreement.

The IPPC published the report just one day before the adoption by the EU Environment Committee for the COP24 climate summit, which will take place in Katowice in early December. Conclusions are the EU's official position - a framework beyond which EU countries cannot come out during climate negotiations. It must be balanced - take into account the interests of all members of the Community. On the other hand, it is known that EU emission reduction targets at the level of 40%. in 2030, they are no longer enough to meet the 1.5 degree Celsius goal.

In 2050, coal will still be used, but marginally - it will provide about 8 percent of energy, provided that technology for capturing and storing CO2 underground (CCS) will be used at the same time. During this time, most of the energy demand will be provided by renewable sources - RES are to be responsible for 70-85 percent of world energy mix. Nuclear energy has a chance for development.

Link to the report