Choices made now are critical for the future of our ocean and cryosphere

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritising timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere.* The report reveals the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and risks of delayed action.

*The cryosphere is the part of the Earth’s surface that is frozen for some part of the year. It includes snow, permanently frozen ground, ice on rivers and lakes, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets and sea ice.

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