Global Scientists Call for Economic Stimulus to Address Climate Adaptation and Covid-19

With global greenhouse gas emissions rapidly increasing, our fast-warming world is already experiencing major disruptions from more intense droughts, fires, heatwaves, floods, destructive tropical cyclones and other extreme events. It is clear we can no longer completely “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system” as agreed by the International Community in the landmark 1994 Rio Convention.

B usiness as usual is no longer an option. Climate change is real. It is happening and harming people now. We need a massive effort now to adapt to the climate change to which the world is already committed and move rapidly to prevent it from becoming worse.

Scientists have a moral obligation to objectively assess the facts available to them and clearly warn humanity of catastrophic threats. On the basis of that obligation, we ask for your support in calling on world leaders, decision-makers and investors, to change the way we understand, plan and invest for a changing climate to ensure we limit future damage. As the world seeks to recover and build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 could be a watershed moment for investment in a more sustainable world.

Please read our full statement, sign up to show your support and share with friends and colleagues.

This statement will be released ahead of the Climate Adaptation Summit, hosted by the Netherlands on 25th January 2021.

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