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States and regions plan for the Climate Decade

Posted On: 24 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Climate Group

Climate Week NYC 2019 - The Climate Decade
Video of Climate Week NYC 2019 - The Climate Decade
The next decade is when the climate challenge becomes unavoidable. If we want to avert the worst impacts of global temperature rises, scientists say we must cut global carbon emissions in half by 2030, making the next 10 years crucial. By now you might have heard our CEO Helen Clarkson speak of the ‘Climate Decade'. As we head into it, we want to showcase how action by state and regional governments can deliver the leadership that is needed.
Here are some responses from our partners on what the Climate Decade means to them:
Roseanna Cunningham, Climate Change Secretary, Scottish Government
"In Scotland we've already almost halved greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, and now we are picking up the pace still further. The next decade is absolutely crucial, and we will use it to deliver three interconnected priorities.
"Firstly, we are setting out our pathway to end our contribution to climate change, definitively,...

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