The 1,5 degree target
The 1.5 degree target refers to the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. This target was agreed to as part of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, where member states committed to take action to limit global warming to "well below 2 degrees Celsius" and an aspiration to "1.5 degrees Celsius."
This target is critical to minimizing the negative impacts of climate change, such as floods, droughts, storms and biodiversity loss. A 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global temperature can lead to irreversible climate change, including a shift in global ocean currents and a rise in sea level. To achieve this goal, it is necessary for governments, businesses, and individuals to take comprehensive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.