WWF responds to IPCC Report 2021

10 Aug 2021 10:26 AM

Dr Stephen Cornelius, Chief Adviser on Climate Change and WWF lead on the IPCC, commented on the publication of the IPCC climate change report 

“This is a stark assessment of the frightening future that awaits us if we fail to act. With the world on the brink of irreversible harm, every fraction of a degree of warming matters to limit the dangers of climate change. It is clear that keeping global warming to 1.5°C is hugely challenging and can only be done if urgent action is taken globally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect and restore nature. 

“The UK government, as host of the most important climate conference since the Paris Agreement in 2015, must step up its efforts and show climate leadership. This must start at home, with a credible strategy to deliver the promised net zero emissions and a fiscal test to ensure all government spending is compatible with climate targets. We won’t forget the promises that have been made, nor will future generations.” 


Ahead of COP26, WWF is calling for the UK government to: 

About the latest IPCC climate change report: 

WWF's Climate Crisis Fund supports projects and initiatives around the world that are directly tackling the climate crisis. Donations will fund crucial work such as protecting the Amazon, restoring forests and carbon absorbing seagrass, to high level advocacy work, changing policy and ensuring governments and companies make climate positive decisions. Supporters of this new fund can give as much as they'd like, as often as they'd like, and will receive monthly email updates on the impact their donations are having. 

WWF’s report, Feeling the Heat, published on 1 June 2021, highlights 12 species from around the world that are already experiencing the impacts of climate change; from puffins on UK coasts, to penguins in Antarctica, to monkeys in the Amazon jungle. It also looks at the use of nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change and benefit people and nature.