Societal changes needed for global warming

Jo Lloyd
October 13, 2018

The IPCC accepted the invitation, adding that the Special Report would look at these issues in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

This is, according to the report's authors, achievable within the laws of science. He has pulled America - the world's second largest emitter of carbon dioxide - out of the Paris climate accord. Based on the IPCC's landmark scientific evidence, WWF urges the European Union to increase the ambition in their Paris Agreement national climate commitments by 2020, and demonstrate further global climate leadership through a transformational long-term climate strategy come November.

"The reality is to meet these goals you need a huge amount of effort and money", she said.

Scientists have said the impacts of climate change, from droughts to rising seas, will be less extreme if temperature rises are curbed at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels than if they climb to 2C, the UN-backed study said.

Some places, or hotspots are changing at different rates and are warming faster than the global average. The EU will work to address those challenges and expects others to follow.

SKEA: Well, the pledges that countries made after the Paris Agreement three years ago stretched out to 2030. In December countries will gather at the UN Climate summit (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, to assess progress towards our global climate goals. And there's a deadline: To avert the worst of the climate damage, we would need to cut coal down to a sliver of the world's energy use by 2050.

Taking the valuable input from the Report into account, the Commission will work to present in November an European Union strategy for long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction.

"Greenhouse gas emissions are due to people and our decisions and our way of life".

In short, as there is no planet B, saving our planet Earth should be our number one mission.

"The IPCC brings scientific proof: we have everything we need to combat climate change". Delaying action will only lead to deeper, costlier, and most importantly unproven "solutions" in the future-whereas we have policy solutions available today that will prevent those catastrophic climate impacts.

"Here is the good news, we can change", he said. More than 90 scientists wrote the report, which is based on more than 6,000 peer reviews.

In the wake of the truly scary IPCC climate report, some climate scientists have claimed that it actually didn't go far enough. The findings of this document have significant implications on the national growth of the Philippines for decades to come.

The coalition government will not renew or replace the Renewable Energy Target when it lapses in 2020.

The report stresses the need for measures to take carbon out of the atmosphere, such as planting forests or using land for crops to burn for energy and capturing the carbon and storing it underground, known as bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (Beccs). At least 40% of EFSI projects under the infrastructure and innovation window should contribute to the Commission's commitments on climate action in line with the COP21 objectives.

These kind of discussions are crucial but if this week is to be a watershed moment for climate action, it must herald the start of definitive and ambitious targets at the highest level.

Researchers found that "human caused" C02 emissions need to be cut by almost half of 2010 levels by the 2030 to starve off the worts effects of climate change. This is an investment in our prosperity and the sustainability of the European economy.

On the basis of the proposals the Member States and the European Parliament have this summer settled on targets for energy efficiency (32.5%) and renewable energy (32%) that are actually higher than those proposed by the Commission.

Their new report lays out the difficulty in stark detail: it would require a 40-50 percent reduction in emissions by 2030 (global emissions are now rising).

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