Yesterday the UN body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Change, released its latest report on the pace of global warming — and it made for some grim reading.
It urged a "transformational shift" in the way we live if we are to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, including an end to coal fired power in just 22 years.
But that's not all — everything would have to change, from agriculture and land use, to transport and the built environment.
What's the chances of that happening?
Featuring Professor Deo Prasad
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The international community has increasingly recognised the need for such transformative action, not only through international agreements (such as the Paris Agreement), but also through forums such as the G7 and G20. However, going beyond an incremental approach to climate policy development and thinking 'outside the climate box' remains a challenge.