A landmark UN report is urging governments across the globe to urgently take action to tackle the climate emergency.

The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, the scientific body that advises the UN on rising temperatures, lays out how rapid cuts to fossil fuels can avert the worst effects of climate change.

It warns that current plans are insufficient to prevent the worst of what the crisis has in store.

The IPCC said the unprecedented challenge of keeping global warming to 1-point-5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels had become even greater in recent years due to the relentless increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.

UN chief Antonio Guterres says this major new report on climate change is a “survival guide for humanity”.

He says all countries should bring forward their net zero plans by a decade.