Yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered a report described as a “code red for humanity” by the UN Secretary General.
This significant and unequivocal report details that climate change is here, now, and already impacting every region on earth. The IPCC delivered a blunt message that “stabilising the climate will require strong, rapid and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and reaching net zero CO2 emissions”. The IPCC Working Group Co-Chair Panmao Zhai says “the report shows that human actions still have potential to determine the future course of climate change".
The Aotearoa New Zealand Government has committed to reach net zero emissions by mid-century. The EIANZ calls on the Australian Government to now do the same.
The EIANZ has a clear interest in environmental protection, sustainable development and maintaining objective professional standards as we respond to the risks and opportunities from climate change. We will continue to develop and certify environmental and sustainability professionals to help ensure environmental practice keeps pace with what is needed. We will continue to harness the expertise and commitment of our members to advocate for strong action on climate change by policy and decision makers. We will continue to work to build the environment profession across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand so that we can meet future climate change challenges.
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