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Our colleague Richard Choularton has been co-authoring a major new report that was released at COP28 this week!

– Published 8 December 2023

Front cover of a report


The report aims to provide a first-ever comprehensive (but not exhaustive) assessment of currently recognized tipping points in the Earth system and in human systems that are relevant to urgent contemporary global change – especially climate change and biodiversity loss – and associated transformative social change.

It considers the systemic risks of how Earth system tipping points can impact human systems, especially whether and how they could trigger undesirable social tipping points. Then, it aims to assess how to govern the risks from Earth system tipping points. This report as a whole is intended to provide a foundation for future regular updates on the status of tipping points in the Earth system and in human systems.

More information is availible at the global tipping points website