We don’t have luxury of time for climate change action: Aaditya Thackeray

According to the Maharashtra Cabinet Minister, it was time to act while keeping in view the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

NEW DELHI Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray, presently serving as the Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment for the Government of Maharashtra, on Monday stated that the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was asking for a time-bound climate change action.

In a tweet on his official handle, the Shiv Sena leader said that the IPCC report was loud and clear in its message, saying we do not have the luxury of time for climate change action.

“The time for action is now!” Mr Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, with a link to the IPCC report.

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I’s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report focuses on the most up-to-date physical knowledge of the climate system and climate change, incorporating various lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations, as per the official report.

The report also includes a ‘Summary for Policymakers (SPM)’ which provides a high-level overview of current climate knowledge, including how the climate is changing and the role of human influence, as well as the state of knowledge about possible climate futures, climate data relevant to regions and sectors, and limiting human-induced climate change.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a United Nations intergovernmental group tasked with providing objective scientific information on human-induced climate change, its ecological, political, and economic consequences and dangers, as well as viable response choices.

The IPCC was founded in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN General Assembly later recognised it. All members of the WMO and UN are eligible to join.

Systematic assessment of available material

Instead of doing original research or monitoring climate or related events, the IPCC performs a systematic assessment of available material, including peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sources, from which it generates complete “Assessment Reports.”

Thousands of scientists and other professionals volunteer their time to write and evaluate reports, which are subsequently examined by governments. The review process is public and thorough, comprising many rounds of evaluation and comments from various stakeholders.

A “Summary for Policymakers” is included in each IPCC report, and it is subject to line-by-line clearance by delegates from all participating nations; generally, this comprises representatives from more than 120 countries.

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