W2021 is a year that saw some of the most destructive wildfires and floods ever recorded. This alarm has been raised to warn of the urgent need for action to mitigate the effects of these events. climate change. As we enter week two of the Cop26summit, the clock is ticking.
Science is clear. As the UN secretary general said recently following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, this is truly a “code red” for humanity.
Even if we can keep the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees alive, we will need to adapt to existing climate impacts. Climate impacts already affect us all, from deadly floods and intense wildfires in Europe and the US to small island states in the Caribbean, Pacific, and Asia.