[IAP Communique] Climate Change: Without international collaboration, we won’t reach net zero by 2050, say world academies
Climate Change: Without international collaboration, we won’t reach net zero by 2050, say world academies
In the new communiqué ‘A Net Zero Climate-Resilient Future: Science, technology and the solutions for change’ (available at https://www.interacademies.org/publication/net-zero-climate-resilient-future-science-technology-and-solutions-change-0), the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) urges all countries to deploy the many technological, natural and behavioural solutions that are available to them now and to strengthen and support research and innovation to urgently address the outstanding challenges.
“We know that climate change is a real and rapidly increasing danger to people and the planet. News-bulletins from around the world show us on a daily basis that the world is already experiencing the impacts of a dangerous rise in global temperatures, with significant effects on ecosystems, socio-economic systems, and human welfare,” says Depei Liu, IAP co-President and member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
“Scientists agree that we must act now and continue to act into the future to deliver net zero emissions if we are to avoid further dangerous warming. This is the time for all countries to commit to urgent measures of mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. The cost of inaction will greatly outweigh the cost of action: this is a key political aspect that must be at the heart of COP negotiations,” adds Sir Richard Catlow, IAP co-President and member of the UK Royal Society. Read more on IAP's website...