Answering to the latest Inter government Panel Climate Change (IPCC) report, Oxfam says that all the countries need to contribute reasonably in limiting global emissions.
It also says that the governments should use this report to lead their talks for a new climate treaty which is to be followed in Paris next year.
On Monday, the climate expert of Oxfam, Jan Kowalzig, added in The Jakarta Post,”In a warming world, countries must either hang together in climate collaboration, or they will fall apart in climate chaos. After this report, there can be no doubt that every country must tackle their emissions.”
Adding more, he said that these emissions were mounting rapidly particularly in the emerging economies. These economies need to play a significant role to protect their poor citizens who are on the front line of the climate change.
Kowalzig added,”Rich countries cannot simply pass the buck, however, they must do their fair share by both slashing their emissions faster and finally providing the financial support for climate action in poor countries they have promised.”
Oxfam states that in order to win fight against hunger, it is important to cut emissions. It also talks about the landmark report disclosed on Sunday which indicates that although the current action taken is not enough, yet the worst possibilities of climate change could be avoided.
The report also confirms that while taking action on climate change will not only bring numerous benefits like better air quality, improved energy access, etc for the poor people, but it will also have minor impacts on the economy.
“If we fail to act on climate change, the chance of eradicating hunger from our world may be lost forever. This report shows cutting emissions sufficiently comes at a little cost, so we have no excuse for letting that happen,” Kowalzig concluded.