The final part of the IPCC VI Assessment Report was published on Monday. This final part is a Synthesis Report, which encompass three previously published reports in 2021 and 2022. It also includes three more shorter IPCC reports published since 2018. This synthesis report summarises the state of knowledge of climate change, its impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Finally, after 6 years of work of the thousands of scientists, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres summarised the message saying “Humanity is on thin ice — and that ice is melting fast. Our world needs climate action on all fronts — everything, everywhere, all at once.” Scientists concluded that the pace and scale of climate action are insufficient to tackle climate change. Adverse impacts from human-caused change will intensify.
The hope still exists, but we should cut emissions quickly and sharply to create a safer, sustainable world. Crucial human enablers for action were proposed as follows: sharing, trust, collaboration and recognition that some can contribute more than others.