WWF Statement on the Global Stocktake Technical Dialogue Synthesis Report

Today, the UNFCCC released the synthesis report of the global stocktake technical dialogue. This latest report provides a high-level summary of key technical findings that illustrate how far off the world is from achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and provide guidance on what further action is needed to close these gaps. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Marcene Mitchell, senior vice president of climate change:

“Today we received another stark reminder that our work to address the climate crisis is not moving fast enough. We must use the learnings from this report to motivate us and accelerate our next steps. Hope is not lost. We have seen critical actions taken that are making a difference. We know what we can do, and we know what we must do next both in the United States and across the globe. 

“It is clear that we cannot continue business as usual. We need to transition away from fossil fuels and rapidly scale up renewable energy. Our future quality of life depends on our ability to build and support massive quantities of wind, solar, and geothermal energy while minimizing impacts to nature. We must face the reality that it is going to take a lot of challenging work – continued advancements in science and technology, strong political will, and actions from individuals, communities, businesses and governments if we expect to address the greatest global crisis of our time. We must pick up the pace and get on track to ensure a healthier, more just, and sustainable future.”