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UN Climate Report is a 'Code Red For Humanity'.

Updated: Aug 22, 2021

The latest UN Report has warned the planet is likely to reach 1.5 degrees warming in the next one or two decades unless immediate action is taken.

The UK has called for urgent global action in response to the UN report published today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC).

The report acts as a stark warning for scientist around the world that human activity is damaging the planet at an alarming rate. The report states that climate change is already affecting every region across the globe. Without urgent action to limit warming, effects such as heatwaves, heavy precipitation, loss of artic sea ice and more will all increase.

The report highlights that cutting global emissions, starting immediately, to net zero by mid-century would give the world a good chance of limiting global warming to 1.5C in the long term.

Alok Sharma, President of COP26, is encouraging all countries that have not already done so, to submit new or updated NDCs with their plans for ambitious climate action ahead of the vital COP26 summit later this year. He is particularly targeting all major economies of the G20 who are responsible for over 80% of global emissions.

The UK is already showing leadership with clear plans to reduce its emissions by 68% by 2030 and 78% by 2035, leading to net zero by 2050. Today, more than 70% of the world’s economy is now covered by a net zero target – up from 30% when the UK took over as incoming COP Presidency.

May saw the establishment of the first net zero G7, with all countries coming forward with 2030 emission reduction targets that put them on a pathway to reaching this goal by 2050. However, today’s report shows that more action is urgently needed.

Any associations not started on their climate action plan now is the time to do so. Climate Action for Associations (CAFA) ) has the information, guidance and peer to peer learning to help membership organisations from any sector to use less energy and accelerate to zero. To found out what more you could do to improve your organisation's carbon footprint and climate sustainability standing, visit the CAFA resources page.

To read the full UN Climate report visit:

Source: GOV.UK


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