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Further Reading

College Library

Resources & Reports on

Climate Breakdown and Biodiversity Loss

Here you will find a list of links to key papers and reports, as well as a short description of what they are about. 

This is a great place to start if you want to find out more on these subjects.

IPCC report Special Report

Global Warming of 1.5°C, 2018

IPCC reports cover the "scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation."

Interactive Report

The Paris Agreement, 2015

The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, signed in 2016.

Agreement PDF

Committee on Climate Change

The Summary Report of July 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent non-departmental public body, formed under the Climate Change Act (2008) to advise the United Kingdom and devolved Governments and Parliaments on tackling and preparing for climate change. The Committee provides advice on setting carbon budgets (for the UK Government carbon budgets are designed to place a limit or ceiling on the level of economy-wide emissions that can be emitted in a five-year period), and reports regularly to the Parliaments and Assemblies on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, 2019

CCC (Committee on Climate Change) report produced on request from UK government


COP 24 Summary Report, 2018

All of the governments who have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as “Parties”, gather once a year at the Conference of the Parties (or COP) to discuss a variety of topics related to climate change, exchange on best practices and decide on measures to deal with it. COP24 in Katowice, Poland, is, as its name suggests, the 24th edition. This edition is all about how to agree on the “Paris Rulebook” - the framework for how countries will implement their climate commitments, that came out of the landmark COP21 in Paris

Summary Report

IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, 2019

Known widely as the UN Biodiversity report

Report PDF


WWF Living Planet Report, 2018

The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet including biodiversity, ecosystems, and demand on natural resources and what it means for humans and wildlife. Published by WWF every two years, the report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the health of the Earth.

Full report

Rewilding Europe Annual Review 2018: 

Rewilding and large scale ecosystem restoration for mitigation of climate change

State of Nature Report, 2016

The State of Nature report is an assessment of how nature is doing across the UK. As well as an overarching assessment of UK flora and fauna, there are separate reports for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to look at each country in more depth. The reports pool data and expertise from 53 nature conservation and research organisations, a partnership unparalleled in UK conservation.

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