Error protocol

The following is a list of errata and corrections to the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty

The IPCC decided in May 2011 to adopt an IPCC Protocol for Addressing Possible Errors in IPCC Assessment Reports, Synthesis Reports, Special Reports or Methodology Reports. Read the Protocol here.
In case of a suspected error in an IPCC report, please send a mail to containing the following information:

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The list of errata was last updated 23 May 2019


Errata List

The table below shows the page, section, column, and line identifiers refer to the printed and pdf versions of the report along with a hyperlink to the location in the report.

Printed Page Number Item Correction Link to the Report
178 Chapter 3
Executive Summary
Footnote #3 pdf and #5 on the website:
Replace 106 km2 by 106 km2
321 Chapter 4 Section Second column, end of first paragraph:
Remove reference Politt, 2018
378 Chapter 4
Second column, first paragraph, second line:
Change reference BNEF, 2018 to CBI, 2018
402 Chapter 4
Reference List
Remove reference BNEF, 2018: New Energy Outlook 2018. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), New York, NY, USA View
405 Chapter 4
Reference List
Add reference CBI, 2018: Green Bond Highlights 2017. Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), 6 pp. View
430 Chapter 4
Reference List
Remove reference Pollitt, H., 2018: Policies for limiting climate change to well below 2°C. (in press). View