Climate-related risks are the highest risks that the planet is exposed to, and affects every living organism on Earth.
The change in weather patterns, the increasing extremity of weather events, and the increasing levels of greenhouse gas emissions have catastrophic effects to biodiversity, wildlife, the atmosphere, neighbourhoods, and public health. Ice in the Artic has declined by a stunning 95%, with scientists predicting the Artic could be ice free as early as 2035. An ice-free sea will consequentially lead to the loss of coastal cities, a global food crisis, extinction of species, and intense winters and heatwaves.
However, we are currently on track to exceed 3 degrees Celsius this century. This means to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement, we must cut global emissions by 50%, half of what we are currently at, by 2030, and will most likely have to go to net-zero emissions by 2050.