Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC
Ch 01

Chapter 1 Framing and Context

Understanding the impacts of 1.5°C global warming above pre-industrial levels and related global emission pathways in the context of strengthening the response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Coordinating Lead Authors

  • Myles Allen (United Kingdom)
  • Opha Pauline Dube (Botswana)
  • William Solecki (United States)

Lead Authors

  • Fernando Aragon-Durand (Mexico)
  • Wolfgang Cramer (France)
  • Stephen Humphreys (United Kingdom, Ireland)
  • Mikiko Kainuma (Japan)
  • Jatin Kala (Australia)
  • Natalie Mahowald (United States)
  • Yacob Mulugetta (United Kingdom)
  • Rosa Perez (Philippines)
  • Morgan Wairiu (Solomon Is.)
  • Kirsten Zickfeld (Canada)

Contributing Authors

  • Purnamita Dasgupta (India)
  • Haile Eakin (United States)
  • Bronwyn Hayward (New Zealand)
  • Diana Liverman (United States)
  • Richard Millar (United Kingdom)
  • Graciela Raga (Mexico, Argentina)
  • Aurélien Ribes (France)
  • Mark Richardson (United Kingdom, United States)
  • Maisa Rojas (Chile)
  • Roland Séférian (France)
  • Sonia I. Seneviratne (Switzerland)
  • Christopher Smith (United Kingdom)
  • Will Steffen (Australia)
  • Peter Thorne (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Chapter Scientist

  • Richard Millar (United Kingdom)

Review Editors

  • Ismail Elgizouli Idris (Sudan)
  • Andreas Fischlin (Switzerland)
  • Xuejie Gao (China)

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Full web chapter available April 2019

This chapter should be cited as:
Allen, M.R., O.P. Dube, W. Solecki, F. Aragón-Durand, W. Cramer, S. Humphreys, M. Kainuma, J. Kala, N. Mahowald, Y. Mulugetta, R. Perez, M. Wairiu, and K. Zickfeld, 2018: Framing and Context. In: Global Warming of 1.5°C. An 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 [Masson-Delmotte, V., P. Zhai, H.-O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J.B.R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M.I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, and T. Waterfield (eds.)]. In Press.

Chapter 2 - Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development