The headlines from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, published on August 9th, have provided for sombre reading. The study is being described by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as “code red for humanity”.

The IPCC 6th Assessment Report provides the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, and is based on an assessment of over 14,000 scientific publications. It confirms scientists' previous findings about climate change and provides new estimates of the chances of exceeding 1.5°C of global warming in the coming decades.

The science is clear – we must accelerate action to ensure we stay within the 1.5°C target set out in the Paris Agreement.  ERM believes business has an important role to play and we will continue our leadership in the transition to a low carbon future.

ERM is taking a leadership position through:

We encourage our clients, peers and industry leaders to respond to the urgent need for action and commit to collaborating with key stakeholders across the world.