'It is now or never': IPCC concludes world has the tools to halve emissions by 2030

'We are at a crossroads'

Michael Holder
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The world has the tools at its disposal to halve emissions by 2030, the IPCC concluded | Credit: iStock
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The world has the tools at its disposal to halve emissions by 2030, the IPCC concluded | Credit: iStock

Governments have approved the landmark IPCC report that warns the window for action is fast closing to avoid catastrophic climate change, but concur that affordable technologies exist across every sector to slash emissions this decade.

The world already has the technologies, expertise, and financial capabilities across every sector of the economy to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade. That is the encouraging conclusion from years of painstaking research compiled by hundreds of the world's top climate scientists and experts in a landmark report today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which argues that evidence for the myriad social, environmental, and economic benefits that would result from building a net zero emissions economy by mid-century is now clearer than ever. ...

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