Is it too late to act on climate change?

Written by Janet Dounen on 5 November 2014

“It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Youba Sokona, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III last week in Copenhagen. “But what is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions. The longer we wait to take action, the more it will cost to adapt and mitigate climate change.”

The IPCC issued their concluding instalment from the Fifth Assessment Report, read here.

David Foster for Al Jazeera interviewed Kilkelly along with Arthur Petersen, Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the University College London and IPCC delegate for the Dutch government
 and Ms. Khadija Zaheer an expert on Climate Change and Environmental issues from Pakistan. 

“Many cities have seen severe disruption to their systems, so Mayors and private sector leaders recognise, that there is a real need to take action now.” - Brian Kilkelly

“We are seeing how climate change is having a very real impact on the way people live and how they see their futures turning out.” - Khadija Zaheer

For more information of how cities are being affected by climate change see the report from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability here:

Climate Change: Implications for Cities

Categories: Environment