New climate report calls for immediate and global action

Published 20-03-2023

Global warming exceeding the goals of the Paris-agreement will lead to significant consequences for life, biodiversity and values of the world. Negative emissions and quicker global action is necessary to uphold the agreement.

Time and global action is of the essence if the world is to live up to the Paris agreement.

A new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the climate challenges and consequences we face – as well as the solutions needed to combat both. According to the IPCC, increasing the global temperature will lead to consequences for life forms, biodiversity and values across the world. 

One of the necessary solutions is more and rapid global action than what is already planned internationally.

The new report from IPCC calls for global action – and Denmark will respond. Danish emissions are but a tiny piece of the global climate puzzle, but because of our knowledge, experience and concrete green solutions, our impact on global climate policy is far greater,” says Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jørgensen.

According to the IPCC, reducing emissions is no longer enough – we need to remove carbon from the atmosphere, too.

The report states that electricity from renewable energy is cheaper  – and that our climate goals are unreachable without negative emissions. In Denmark, we’re working in both directions. We need to upscale our renewable energy, phase out coal, oil and gas – and develop a new green industry for negative emissions. Because our sub soil contains a storage potential far larger than our own emissions, we are able to store carbon from other countries – thus contributing to global climate goals,” says Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities Lars Aagaard.

The synthesis report from IPCC gathers the conclusions from their Working Group  reports published in the years 2018 – 2022. Roughly speaking, the synthesis report summarizes the state of the climate, where we are heading, the consequences we face and our adaptation-abilities as well as the action needed to mitigate climate change.

Read the report here.