January 22, 2021

Macron urges immediate action after the report on climate change

Macron urges immediate action after the report on climate change


The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, considered today that the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reflects the keys to combating the warming and urged to act immediately against this phenomenon.

The document stresses that limiting "global warming to 1.5 degrees", a barrier that is believed to be overcome between 2030 and 2052 at this rate, "would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" , from energy consumption to urban planning and many more emission cuts.

"The report scientifically demonstrates that we have all the cards in our hands to fight against global warming, but it is necessary for everyone to act now!" Said Macron on Twitter.

The text, presented in Incheon (South Korea), examines ways to limit the warming to 1.5 instead of 2 degrees, as established in the Paris Climate Agreement, and warns that the effects for ecosystems and life on the planet will be much less catastrophic if this barrier is maintained.

The report is aimed at countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and will be used as a basis for the discussions of the twenty-fourth climate summit (COP24) to be held in Katowice (Poland) this coming December.

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