Saving the World in Two Years


Saving the World in Two Years

Simon Stiell, the UN Climate Chief, recently spoke at the Chatham House think tank in London and emphasized the urgent need for action to avert further climate change. He highlighted that governments, business leaders, and development banks have just two years to step up and make a difference. Stiell stressed the importance of stronger national climate plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the impacts of the climate crisis.

According to Stiell, everyone on the planet has a role to play in saving the world from the climate crisis. He noted that there is growing support for climate action across all sectors of society, as people are experiencing the effects of climate change in their daily lives and finances. Stiell pointed out that despite the widespread support for action, the climate crisis is slipping down the global agenda when it is needed most.

Stiell warned against blame-shifting and sidelining climate issues, highlighting that these are not effective solutions to a crisis that will have severe economic impacts. He emphasized the need for consensus on supporting developing nations in transitioning to clean energy and responding to extreme weather events. The urgency of the situation was underscored by Europe’s climate monitor, which revealed that March was the hottest on record, marking the tenth consecutive month of historic heat around the world.

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