The last 4 years have been the hottest in history and Arctic winter temperatures have increased 3 ° C since 1990. Sea levels are rising and we are beginning to see the fatal impact of climate change on health through the air pollution, heat waves and food safety risks.
The impacts of climate change are felt everywhere and are having very real consequences on people’s lives. National economies are being affected by climate change, which today is costing us dearly and will be even more expensive in the future.
If we act now, we can reduce carbon emissions, according to the latest analyzes that indicate that the average annual temperature below 2 ° C, or even 1.5 ° C, can be halted by 12 years C above pre-industrial levels, according to the latest scientific data.
To ensure that transformation actions have the greatest possible impact, the following action portfolios have been prioritized, which have a high potential to curb greenhouse gas emissions and a global action for adaptation and resilience.
Finance: mobilization of public and private sources of financing to boost the decarbonization of all priority sectors and promote resilience.
Energy transition: acceleration of the change of fossil fuels towards renewable energy, in addition to obtaining considerable gains in energy efficiency.
Industrial transition: transformation of industries such as oil, steel, chemical, cement, gas or information technology.
Nature-based measures: emission reduction, increased absorption capacity and improved resilience in forestry, agriculture, oceans and food systems, including biodiversity conservation, the promotion of supply chains and technology.
Local and city action: progress in mitigation and resilience at urban and local levels, with a focus on new commitments on low-emission buildings, public transport and urban infrastructure.
Resilience and adaptation: promoting global efforts to address and manage the impacts and risks of climate change, particularly in the most vulnerable communities and nations.