Comment: The good news from the IPCC report
Mar 23, 2023

The latest climate report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was full of bad news: Climate change is already killing people and destroying nature. We’re way off-target on the commitment to stabilize temperature rises to 1.5°C, which is needed to ensure a livable future on Earth. And yet there was also some good news in the report.

The world’s leading scientists conclude that all the solutions to halve emissions by 2030 ‒ from wind and solar energy to electric vehicles and heat pumps ‒ are here already. And these solutions are scalable; they can be deployed rapidly. And, most importantly, they are all affordable.

Read the full comment by Owen Gaffney and Johan Falk in Reuters Events Sustainable Business.

solar thermal collector in Washington, DC, USA

Renewable energies are available now – and affordable. Photo: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon


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