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Do you think these climate solutions are achievable?

Countries are falling behind on almost every policy required to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a new report has found — a failure that makes the chances of keeping global heating below the critical climate thresholds even more remote.

Scientists warned earlier this year that by 2027 the world is likely to reach temperatures 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the target enshrined in the 2015 Paris climate agreement in order to avoid the worst ravages of climate breakdown.

With action not being taken fast enough to pull the world back from the brink of climate devastation, the State of Climate Action 2023 report has outlined the ‘enormous acceleration’ in efforts required by the world to avoid increasingly dangerous and irreversible climate impacts, including:

⚫ Phasing out coal seven times faster than is happening now
⚫Reducing deforestation four times faster
⚫Building public transport around the world six times faster

Examining all aspects of climate policy from governments across the world, the report found that while some progress had been made with the uptake of green technology and electric vehicles, all other progress – including the continuing public funding of fossil fuels – was ‘woefully inadequate’.

‘Despite decades of dire warnings and wake-up calls, our leaders have largely failed to mobilise climate action anywhere near the pace and scale needed,’ said Sophie Boehm, a research associate at the World Resources Institute and lead author of the report compiled by six climate thinktanks.

‘There’s no time left to tinker at the edges. Instead, we need immediate, transformational changes.’

Find out more about what needs to be done to avoid the worst impacts of climate breakdown by heading to the link in the bio.



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