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Embargoed until 18:00 GMT/19:00 CET, December 5th, 2018

Christian Aid responds to Global Carbon Project report

  • This is the wake-up call for anyone who hit the snooze button following the IPCC report.
A new study from the Global Carbon Project, published today, showing carbon emissions are projected to have risen by 2.7% in 2018 reveal how far the world is from taking climate change seriously.

Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s International Climate Lead, said: “Any world leaders who thought they could hit the snooze button following the IPCC report in October have been given a final wake-up call. 

“All the warm words spoken at the UN climate summit in Poland won’t help prevent climate change. The climate does not respond to lofty rhetoric, it responds to carbon dioxide emission reductions. Despite the impact of climate change being crystal clear these emissions continue to rise.

“With droughts, heatwaves, floods and storms causing mayhem across the world in 2018 the fact emissions are actually increasing this year shows the greater urgency that governments need to show.

“If this is the most important issue of our time, as leaders repeatedly say, then why aren’t they acting accordingly - and showing up for the climate talks?”

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