FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement by Ceres President Mindy Lubber on Today's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report
Today's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report pulls no punches in concluding that our world is on a dangerous path and urgent action is needed now to reverse the pollution that is causing it.
Melting ice caps, rising sea levels, stressed water and food supplies, and more extreme weather are among the many profound problems that we are already seeing due to warming global temperatures, according to the UN report produced by the world's top climate scientists. And these problems will only get worse if meaningful climate mitigation steps are not taken right away.
Ceres has been mobilizing businesses and investors to address climate risks for more than a decade, and while there has been important progress from the business community in responding to this colossal threat, actions to date are clearly not enough.
Even as the biggest companies in the world change their business practices and come out in support of strong climate action, it remains a deeply controversial issue in Washington, which has led to policy paralysis. It is unfathomable. It is unacceptable.
Everyone we work with should read this report carefully and ask themselves, 'Given the profound threat, am I, is my organization, doing enough to lead on climate change?' If your answer is, 'no,' please join us in pushing for faster, bolder action to build a safer world for our children and future generations.
Learn more about what it will take to tackle climate change at www.ceres.org/cleantrillion.