The IPCC’s stark warning about the rate of change needed to restrict global warming to no more than 1.5℃ intensifies the pressure on business.
Sometimes it takes a blast of cold air to wake someone up. Policymakers and business leaders received such a shock this week with the publication of a report, which demanded drastic action if the world was to keep global warming to no more than 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels.
The report, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, makes hard reading for leaders around the world. But it also has significant implications for business.
The report said that limiting warming to 1.5℃, rather than the widely accepted 2℃, would “require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
And while so
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