Climate disaster can be averted if public and private sector rhetoric is quickly converted into action, according to two new UNFCCC reports.
The two reports are the Talanoa Dialogue Synthesis Report, which incorporates research including the IPCC’s paper on the impacts global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius and above will have; and the Yearbook for Global Climate Action factoring in around 9000 commitments across 128 countries, ‘representing USD 36 trillion in economic activity.
“Significantly, these reports are published just two weeks before governments gather for the global climate summit in Poland (COP 24), where they are set to complete the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement, known as its Work Programme. A finalized Paris Agreement Work Programme has the potential to unleash practical actions from the whole global climate action community commensurate with a 1.5 pathway,” said Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development, National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, and Fiji High-Level Climate Champion.
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