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10. What is the Fifth IPCC Report?

The Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC is the document presented between October 1 and 5, 2018. Its main objective is to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius from its pre-industrial level. This goal, according to the report, will require “unprecedented changes” at a social and global level, due to the seriousness of the planet’s situation. This statement is based on ten years of research on global temperature, with all its consequences.

The decision to prepare the Fifth Evaluation Report was adopted by the members of the IPCC at its 28th meeting, held in Budapest, Hungary, between 9 and 10 April 2008. The three working groups have different tasks. Group I is responsible for producing the necessary scientific basis. Group II is dedicated to the effects of climate, adaptation and vulnerability. Group III investigates mitigation.

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