CLUB OF ROME CLIMATE EMERGENCY PLAN

See the pdf of the plan here.It has 6 pages of text and outlines a 10-point strategy under 5 headings:

  1. Transform Energy Systems

2. Rethink Pricing and Growth Indicators

3. Scale up Transformational Technologies

4. Accelerate Low-Carbon Land Use, Mitigation & Adaptation tools

5. Guarantee the Human Dimension

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the impact of 1.5 °C and 2°C warming above pre-industrial levels sends a stark reminder to humanity about the existential threat posed by climate change. To avoid the worst of the predicted outcomes, global carbon emissions must be cut by half by 2030, to zero by 2050. This is an unprecedented task, requiring a reduction rate of at least 7% annually; no country has to date achieved more than 1.5%. The only possible response is emergency action that will transform human social, economic and financial systems.

The Club of Rome and its partners call on all stakeholders – governments, civil society, scientific institutions, business – to adopt the following emergency action plan, based on the Carbon Law Initiative approach to halve global GHG emissions every decade till 2050 , and the industrialised countries’ Paris commitment to provide a minimum of US$100 billion dollars annually to low-income countries in support of low-carbon technology development and adaptation.

“The ravages of a rapidly warming climate are happening every day and will only get worse especially for the world’s most vulnerable. Transformational climate action is an opportunity for a societal renaissance of the proportions never seen before. This is a global emergency plan for a shared and just future. We have the technology and capital but most NDC’s and industry efforts are not ambitious enough. The only option now is adopting an emergency plan! Time is not going to be forgiving.” — Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome

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