"Several of the world’s leading scientists plan to launch an independent expert
group this week to advise, warn and criticise global policymakers about the
climate and nature crises.
The new body has been inspired by Independent Sage – the cluster of British
scientists who have held UK ministers and civil servants to account for their
lack of transparency and mishandling of the Covid pandemic.
The Climate Crisis Advisory Group, comprising 14 experts from 10 nations and
every continent, aims to have more of an international reach and provide the
global public with regular analysis about efforts to tackle the global heating
and biodiversity crises.
Headed by the former UK chief scientific adviser Sir David King, the new group
will issue monthly updates about the state of the global environment at
meetings that will be open to the media and the public. These online gatherings
will be chaired by the BBC presenter Ade Adepitan.
“We are hoping that by putting expertise directly into the public domain we are
reaching into policymakers’ decision processes, and into the financial sector
and how they invest in our future,” King told the Observer
. “We are not just
going to say ‘this is the state of the global climate’, but also what should
the global response be from governments and companies … What we do in the next
five years will determine the future of humanity for the next millennium.”
The experts – who include Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy
Agency and Johan Rockström, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate
Impact Research – also plan to issue statements and respond to journalists’
inquiries on breaking news, such as declarations by the G7, reports by the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, new targets set by national
governments, actions taken by major corporations, and geoengineering proposals,
such as refreezing the Arctic."
Via Robert Sanscartier.
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