“Proposed solution: Providing Earth with the opportunity to mitigate the impacts of climate change.”

“Mitigating the effects of climate change and preserving the planet requires a collaborative and coordinated effort.”

“The highly influential Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its final “Synthesis” report as part of its Sixth Assessment Cycle. Since 1990, the IPCC has been publishing global scientific research linking greenhouse gas emissions to changes in weather and climate, and the evidence supporting the notion that human activities are pushing the world closer to irreversible catastrophes has only grown stronger.

The IPCC’s various assessment cycles have played a significant role in this.

The latest report, released after weeklong deliberations in Interlaken, Switzerland, is a synthesis of reports since 2018 that not only strengthen the human link to global warming but also analyze, from various perspectives, the consequences of not meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.”

“The latest IPCC synthesis report emphasizes the urgent need for developed countries to provide financial support to developing countries and compensate those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, in order to strengthen their resilience.

The report’s summary for policymakers states that reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 48% of 2019 levels by 2030 and 99% by 2050 is the planet’s best chance to limit temperature rise to below 1.5°C. However, current policies declared by countries, even if fully implemented, would still result in a temperature increase of 2.5°C to 3.2°C by 2100.

The upcoming Conference of Parties in Dubai, scheduled for November, is expected to feature a Global Stocktake, in which countries will report their progress towards fulfilling their Paris Agreement commitments. The latest IPCC report highlights the falling cost of renewable energy sources and the growth of electric vehicle fleets, but warns that meeting Paris Agreement targets will require the deployment of untested, potentially expensive negative emissions technologies. India has welcomed the report, which aligns with its position that the climate crisis is the result of unequal contributions and requires climate justice to underpin mitigation and adaptation efforts.

However, the report also underscores the need for a collective effort from all countries, even if it means stepping outside their comfort zones, to give the planet a fighting chance to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.”

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