The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published a report on the 9th August highlighting that human related activities have caused greenhouse gases to cause unprecedented damage on the environment.
The IPCC, which consists of 195 governments, has emerged as one of the most credible sources of climate science, and this report “is a code red for humanity”, says the UN chief.
This IPCC report is the first major review of the science of climate change since 2013, and its release comes less than three months before COP26 – a key climate summit which will be held in Glasgow, UK.
Human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels. If we continue at the current rate, global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052.
This will ultimately result in rising sea levels affecting biodiversity and ecosystems, including species loss and extinction, both on land and freshwater, as well as coastal ecosystems.
Climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth are projected to increase with global warming of 1.5°C and increase further with 2°C.
The IPCC report tells us that to limit the worst consequences of climate change, we must aim for net zero as soon as possible. Reducing our carbon emissions will have a positive impact on reducing global temperatures.
The report dictates, “Reaching and sustaining net zero global anthropogenic CO2 emissions and declining net non-CO2 radiative forcing would halt anthropogenic global warming”.
It’s simply not enough to wait until 2050, as the Paris Agreement and UK legislation dictates. Organisations must take steps to reduce their carbon emissions today.
One of the ways to reduce human caused CO2 emissions, is to make the switch to renewable energy. The shift into Green Energy from traditional energy sectors will open up an abundance of exciting opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and business development. It will also drive innovation in low-carbon technology and performance, providing long-term social, economic and environmental benefits.
Our new Green Energy network will be used for onshore and offshore wind, solar energy, wave energy, hydro energy and other renewable energy companies, and will enable the transition to a clean and green global energy supply chain.
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