Position paper for the UN climate negotiations 2022, COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh
The recent IPCC reports show that climate change is already impacting every part of the world and that its impacts are more severe than expected.
Current policies in place sets the world on a global warming of 2.8 degrees. Implementation of conditional and unconditional policies in the NDC scenarios put this figure at 2.4 and 2.6 degrees. Urgent and drastic action is needed if we are to meet the 1.5-degree target. Around 3.3 to 3.6 billion people are living in areas highly vulnerable to climate change, and around one billion people are at risk of coastal hazards. However, the impacts and the severeness of climate change greatly differ in characteristic and magnitude across regions, countries, and different groups. It is unequivocal that climate change has an impact on human rights across the world. Climate change is a threat multiplier, exacerbating already existing crises and inequalities.
Read the full position paper here.