Al Gore: the skills climate leaders must build now
Tackling climate change is about changing policies. Net zero by 2050 can only be achieved by halving current emissions by 2030. “The actions that our leaders take right now, this year, and over the eight next years, will determine whether we’re able to keep this goal within reach.”
IPCC report: it’s now or never if we want to limit global warming to 1,5C
“Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, it will be impossible,” said Professor Jim Skea, a co-chair of the latest IPCC report. We must stop our addiction to fossil fuels and harness the full potential of renewable energies if we are to end our journey to “climate hell.”
Restoring the ocean’s health is vital in tackling climate change
The ocean contains over 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere and covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface. It absorbs about a quarter of the CO2 we release every year, but can also release it back. This is all part of an ongoing air-sea exchange of CO2, which will determine future climate conditions.
Nature-based solutions can help cities’ resilience to flooding
The world is already facing unavoidable climate hazards. Flooding and heavy rainfall will increase with every degree of global warming. 700 million people currently live in regions where rainfall is on the rise. Nature-based solutions can play an important role in dealing with this growing crisis.
Tackling threats to global food security
Between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020. That’s around one in 10 of the world’s population. COVID-19, climate change and conflict are among the main drivers of global food insecurity. A recent UN report has 6 recommendations for ensuring all have access to healthy food.
Mitigate climate change by promoting natural ecosystems
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C by 2100 requires significant reductions in net CO2 emissions. Preserving carbon-rich natural ecosystems by preventing agricultural expansion into them is key, along with restoration of such ecosystems for removing carbon from the atmosphere.