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CIWEM declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency

2050 net zero and adapting for 1.5oC global heating isn’t enough: Environmental experts declare climate and ecological emergency


As government advisers warn of insufficient progress, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) pledges to lead on emissions reductions and mobilising the environment profession on resilience and adaptation to a 4oC hotter world.


Trustees of CIWEM formally declared a climate and ecological emergency at the organisation’s annual general meeting on Thursday and pledged ambitious action to achieve net zero emissions within the organisation by 2030.


As the government’s independent climate advisers, the Committee on Climate Change, warned on Wednesday that England is off-track to meet its emissions reduction targets and is unprepared for the impacts of a hotter world, CIWEM pledged to mobilise its members to become climate champions.



The full news release can be viewed via the CIWEM website


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