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ActionAid responds to the latest IPCC report

Women collect water in Xidhinta, Somaliland

ActionAid responds to the latest instalment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s landmark scientific report on the climate crisis:

Teresa Anderson, Climate Justice Lead at ActionAid International, says:

"You can feel the scientists’ frustration that mountains of evidence isn’t yet driving the radical action needed to meet global climate goals.

They are watching the clock tick down as governments and polluters continue to avoid making the bold changes in our energy, food and industrial systems, that are our only route out of catastrophic climate change.

The IPCC report delivers a clear warning that reliance on technofixes and tree plantations to solve the problem not only amount to wishful thinking, but would drive land conflicts and harm the food, ecosystems and communities already hardest hit by the climate crisis.”