Conservation International Statement On Four Countries Rejecting IPCC Report at COP 24

December 10, 2018

“The decision today by the U.S, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait to reject the IPCC report is disappointing and only further sets us back from a constructive dialogue on climate change. The science is clear — to avoid catastrophic effects of climate change, we need to act fast. This week, almost 200 countries are gathered in Poland at the UN climate negotiations to strengthen political will and action on mitigating the causes of climate change and adapting to its impacts. The IPCC report lays out the most urgent call to climate action we’ve had to date. We have one week left at the climate talks. It is imperative that these countries acknowledge the science and step up their leadership in the global climate arena.”

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