Responding to the World Meterological Organisation's State of the Global Climate 2020 report today, Christian Aid's climate change lead, Dr Kat Kramer, said:
“This report is a sobering reminder that despite Covid-19, climate change continues to rumble on, causing mayhem around the world.
“Although the pandemic will have been the biggest concern to many people in the developed world in 2020, for millions in climate vulnerable places, the climate emergency remains the biggest threat and sadly there is no simple vaccine to fix the climate. But keeping fossil fuels in the ground would be a good start.
“These findings show just how important it is to ensure the Government’s economic recovery measures don’t entrench the fossil fuel economy but act to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon world.”