“G20 leaders should take action to protect the Arctic and significantly slow climate change”, says Arctic Policy Director Kay Brown at the Environmental organization Pacific Environment.”
By Kay Brown, Arctic Policy Director at Clean Arctic Alliance member Pacific Environment.
Ahead of the upcoming G20 heads of state meeting from September 9-10 in New Delhi, a report from the G20’s own think-tank – the T20, is imploring world leaders to cut short-lived climate pollutants to slow the rate of warming, protect the Arctic, and keep the 1.5°C guardrail within reach.
The summit takes place against the backdrop of a worsening climate crisis increasingly impossible to ignore. As the world’s leading industrial nations, G20 countries are responsible for more than 80% of climate warming emissions.
To slow the Arctic meltdown, a new research report urges the G20 countries to implement fast-acting strategies to cut “super pollutants” black carbon and methane, and to conduct a study on global risks from a warming Arctic.
The report — “The Consequences of Arctic Amplification in a Warming World” — was published by ThinkTwenty, or T20, an official G20 Engagement Group that brings together think tanks and high-level policy experts.