Royal Society response to IPCC WG3 report Bangkok 4 May 2007May 5, 2007 at 5:57 am | Posted in Climate change, IPCC, Royal Society, WG3 | Leave a comment
Royal Society response to IPCC report4 May 2007
Speaking in response to a report on what can be done to address the problem of global warming, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, David Wallace, Vice-President of the Royal Society said: “This report offers hope for the future. We cannot undo the harm that has already been done and the impact of that will continue to be felt, however, it provides us with a realistic way forward for the future. The application of clean technologies and changes in behaviour are essential if we are to prevent the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.We now have a clearer idea of what we can do to reduce the impacts of global warming and what the economic costs will be. The UK and Europe have made clear their intent. Now is the time to take action to deliver that change.
In the UK and beyond, governments must continue to invest in innovation in energy research and other areas such as transport, buildings and appliances. Industry must also play its part in promoting and applying innovation. Alongside innovation, efficiency must be a guiding principle. Individuals must also play their part and small everyday changes can make a difference.”