Publication date: 14/11/2005
Climate change is emerging as a major challenge for modern society. Government, business, and wider society will all be affected and all have a role to play in tackling it.
This report summarises the nature of the problem. It explains the fundamental science and the accumulating evidence that climate change is real and needs to be addressed. It also explains the future potential impacts, including the outstanding uncertainties.
This report was based on the most authoritative information available at time of publication in 2005. Its messages are still correct. Since then, United Nation's International Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published its fourth assessment of relevant scientific, technical and economic analysis and concluded that the evidence for human-induced climate change has become stronger.
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The Climate Change Challenge (CTC502)
Our report is a summary for business. If you would like to read further, we recommend the IPCC report: Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report, Summary for Policymakers