“Turning the climate tide by 2020”
The former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, and a group of scientists including Hans Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, the PIK said in a press release. The group’s proposals in an article for the scientific journal Nature include: pushing renewables to 30 percent of total electricity supply, electric vehicles making up 15 percent of new car sales globally, and mobilising 1 trillion US dollars a year for climate action. Ahead of the summit in Hamburg next week, the authors call on the member states to highlight the importance of the 2020 climate turning point for greenhouse-gas emissions.
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