Co-op: ‘Vast changes are required at pace to tackle climate threats’

The IPCC published its Sixth Assessment Report yesterday – here’s what the experts at Co-op thought…

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Sixth Assessment Report yesterday.

Deemed as ‘a code red for humanity’ by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the scientific report again confirms that the role of human influence on the climate system is undisputed.

We asked the experts at future Net Zero partner Co-op Power about what they thought.

Barry Clavin, Sustainability Lead at Co-op, said: We welcome the latest IPCC report as a sobering reminder of the challenges we face but also as an indicator of the opportunity that we still have to avoid some of the worst impacts. As part of our new Ten-Point Climate Plan we’re committed to reduce our total emissions as quickly as possible and to achieve net zero by 2040, 10 years ahead of international agreements.

“We are also committed to work co-operatively across sectors, and with governments, NGOs and consumers because the vast changes that are required at pace are about ensuring that we can protect our environment and to give current and future generations a half-decent chance for a fairer and more sustainable world.”