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.