New IPCC Report Shows the Need to Transition to a Clean Energy Global Economy

February 28, 2022
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718,

"The new report from the IPCC makes clear that the only way to ensure long-term security, peace and prosperity is to accelerate the transition to a global economy powered by clean energy, not fossil fuels.

"The IPCC report warns that critical action is needed around the world now to build resilience even as we work to slash climate pollution. We are not doing nearly enough to adapt to climate-driven drought, floods and deadly weather events. Even more alarming is how this new reality will degrade food systems. Climate change is harming our ability to feed a growing global population. While no place is safe from impact, our most vulnerable populations are bearing the greatest burden and deserve the most help.

"There is no time to lose – but it is also not too late to act. We have the tools needed to address this threat; indeed, some are already being deployed. Farmers in the Indian village of Kandukurlapalli, for example, are changing what they plant and how they farm, growing crops that fare better in drier conditions while reducing emissions and waste. The UN report makes clear that we must build on these practices and bring that spirit of adaptation to a global scale and across all our food systems, whether on the land or in the sea."

            - Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

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