From Caplor Horizons – You my find the weekly updates of interest and do sign up. This one specifically following up on recent IPCC report.
We only have 12 years to limit the impacts of climate change! A landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released last week, says ‘urgent’ and ‘unprecedented’ changes are needed to reduce the risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty. They warned that there is only 12 years left for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5°C. The IPCC report maps out four pathways to achieve this, with different combinations of land use and technological change. Reforestation is essential to all of them as are further shifts to renewable energy, electric transport systems and greater adoption of carbon capture technology.
What can organisations do in response? The Paris Agreement (December 2015) makes clear that organisations across the world share responsibility for tackling climate change. Peter (Moore), an Advisor, wrote a very insightful paper that focuses on the governance of organisations in the context of long-term environmental challenges. It highlights how long-term and externally oriented matters, such as climate change mitigation, can be easily driven off a board’s agenda by immediate and internal pressures. There are few simple answers. However, much can be done, especially at board level, to bring the climate change discussion to the agenda. Click here to find out more. Meanwhile, Peter has also been busy this week finalising a mid-term strategy review of Dóchas, the umbrella body for Irish INGOs, that he has been leading on.
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