The United Nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its latest report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. It presents the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce those risks. With the contribution of 1,729 experts, the report finds clear evidence that climate change is already having substantial and widespread impacts today but says strong and urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can reduce the risk of such impacts in the future.
"It's time to wake up and bring action to the scale needed.", Connie Hedegaard said.
In this context, the European Commission is organising outreach event on 6 May 2014 in Brussels on: Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation: Key Messages from IPCC's 5th Assessment Report and Implications for Policy and Decision Making.