The latest AR6 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms in unequivocal terms what we have largely known for many years: the changes in sea, land and atmospheric temperatures are caused by human action. They are irreversible and the outlook is alarming. The one ray of hope is that we can avoid the worst and set a recovery path if we act with bold strokes immediately.
This climate science report is expected to provide evidence-based data for governments and investors to become more demanding, as well as the ammunition to the media and the civil society to call out laggards and green-washers in the corporate world. On this premise, this issue highlights five crucial takeaways to examine its key implications for business.