Washington DC, 22 March 2023 (TDI): The United States (US) Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Jose Fernandez has emphasized the urgent need for concrete action to address the climate crisis.

After the recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report, the Undersecretary emphasized that the window for action is closing fast & nations must take concrete steps to reduce emissions and build resilience.

Moreover, he endorsed that the IPCC report clearly shows that the world is already experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, drought, wildfires, sea level rise, and changing ecosystems.

In the same vein, Undersecretary Jose asserted that the need for immediate and sustained action to address these impacts is greater than ever before as it is posing significant threats to people, infrastructure, and economies.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Synthesis Report

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report has highlighted that the climate is warming at an unprecedented rate.

Hence, nations worldwide must reduce emissions and support adaptation to reduce risks to people, infrastructure, and the planet.

Throughout the sixth IPCC assessment process, which began in 2015, the world has received stark reminders of the consequences of the exponential increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Thus, the US has heard the clear call to action from the IPCC and has reinvigorated its climate ambition.

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Recently, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which puts the US on track to achieve President Biden’s ambitious target of cutting emissions by 50-52 percent below 2005 levels in 2030.

Additionally, the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE) is providing critical support for communities nationwide to build resilience in the face of climate change.

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Evidently, the US is committed to continuing to participate in IPCC activities and to using the best available science to guide its climate action efforts.

The outstanding work and dedication of the world’s scientists, including many US scientists, who have volunteered their time and expertise to the IPCC’s multi-year, multi-volume assessment efforts are highly commended throughout the globe.

While there is still much work to be done, the US has pledged to address the climate crisis and build a more sustainable future for all.

For the record, the window is closing just as quickly for the world to make dramatic cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and keep the goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C within reach.

The US urged other nations to take bold and decisive action to reduce emissions, support adaptation efforts, and protect our planet for future generations.

The stakes could not be higher, and there is an urgent need to act urgently to ensure a livable future for all.