2°C target won’t cut it- Climate Vulnerable Forum

Three reports commissioned by the Philippines chaired Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), have highlighted the need for a more ambitious plan than the current 2°C maximum global warming target to protect human rights and workplaces and prevent mass migration and displacement. At the launch of the reports, Secretary of the Philippines Climate Change Commission HE Mary Ann Lucille L Sering stated that the reports clearly showed the difference that 0.5°C of additional warming makes for people’s lives, their working conditions and mass movement of people.

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The reports were produced by leading international experts and scientists who have stressed that the risks of allowing 2°C of warming are simply too high. Walter Kaelin of the International Nansen Initiative on disaster and climate-induced displacement said that the impacts of climate change on human mobility are a global phenomenon that keeps growing.

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