The synthesis report from the IPCC’s fifth assessment period was released on Saturday.
This document is a collective assessment of climate change by governments, subject to agreement by representatives of 195 government members. It reports that anthropogenic climate change poses substantial global risks, stressing the importance of keeping warming below 2 degrees celcius. It states that the cost of intervention will be higher if intervention is delayed, and advocates for an integrated individual, governmental and corporate response, which may include changes to water, energy and land use, as well as renewable energy and carbon sequestration technologies. The synthesis report is available here.