The past year has demonstrated the extreme gravity of the ongoing effects of climate chance, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has highlighted in its communication of October 2018 the considerable efforts to be made in the next 10 years to achieve the goal of stabilizing global warming below 1.5 degrees.
This first report from Climate Chance Observatory is part of this urgency to immediately strengthen action to limit impacts. Although the commitments are increasing, the evaluation of the work done is still weak and sector-focused. We are convinced that if we do not highlight the successes and difficulties of the actions taken, we will fail to multiply them and to remove the obstacles and inertia that prevent us to live up to the challenge.
Unique in its importance, this report highlights the impressive swarm of initiatives around the world, focuses specifically on territorial action and new financial tools, and crosses public policies and non-state actions. It is based on available data and studies in order to better understand recent rends in greenhouse gas emissions, which is a necessary step if we want to give credibility to scenarios of stabilization of global warming. This report hopes to contribute to the fight against climate-fatalism that would be mortifying for the future of our societies.
Romain Dantec, president of Association Climate Chance