The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
On April 4, 2022, the IPCC released their final report of their Sixth Assessment. It provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.
In the words of UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, the report warns of an “enormous, growing emissions gap”, adding up to a “file of shame” that “puts humanity on track toward an unlivable world”. The IPCC report also provides practical solutions and options that could still limit global warming to 1.5 C, if there is international cooperation.