The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is made up of the world's leading climate scientists, charged with publishing regular comprehensive updates of global knowledge on the climate crisis, intended to inform government policy making.
An increase of 1.5 degrees in global temperatures before 2040 will cause heatwaves, severe droughts and floods, according to a UN report on climate change.
The IPCC study shows that climate change is already causing dangerous and widespread disruption to the natural world.
The report contains the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on climate change to inform governments on specific actions to combat global warming.
Climatologist, Professor John Sweeney says the Irish government has accepted the conclusions of this report.
200 governments have signed off and accepted the results of this report including the government of Ireland.