Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its ‘special report’ on the impact of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Keeping other global issues in mind, the report analyses the trade-offs and synergies between keeping climate change in control and other sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Their study goes while some goals are aligned with reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the trade-offs are higher for other paradigms.
Reducing the impact of climate change isn’t just about reducing average global temperatures, it’s about doing it in a way that doesn’t worsen other global problems. A ‘
special report’ by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) analyses that while it may be synergized with reduction of air pollution and improving health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions drastically will be trickier when it comes to food security and water security.
In order to successfully implement policy changes that control climate change, the report highlights that finance and technology need to be aligned with local requirements and institutions need to be integrated for effective governance.
It also warns against a single-minded approach to reducing climate change. The IPCC recommends that issues of power and inequality shouldn’t be ignored, but integrated into the solutions that are put in place to tackle climate change. Here's how the panel proposes tackling climate change and balancing other sustainable development goals (SDGs):