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Source: The post is based on the article “What is the IPCC synthesis report and what does it say?” and “Final solution – Concerted effort alone can save earth from worst of climate change effects” published in The Hindu on 23rd March 2023.
Syllabus: GS – 3: Environment and Bio-diversity Conservation.
Relevance: About IPCC Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Cycle.
News: Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Cycle.
What is a Synthesis Report?
The Synthesis Report is a compilation of the main findings of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, based on results from three Working Groups (WGs). WG I evaluated the physical science basis of climate change; WG II evaluated the impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability, and WG III evaluated the mitigation.
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About the key findings and suggestions of the IPCC Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Cycle
-Climate justice is crucial because those who have contributed least to climate change are being disproportionately affected.
-The planet’s best chance to keep temperatures below 1.5°C is to ensure greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to 48% of 2019 levels by 2030 and 99% by 2050.
-Paris Agreement targets cannot be met without negative emissions, or carbon dioxide removal and would entail untested technologies that now appear to be impractically expensive
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What suggestions are given by the IPCC Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Cycle?
Focus on climate resilient development: This not only mitigate the effects of climate change but also provide wider benefits.