The transition to net-zero emissions by 2050 is a massive challenge, but also a huge opportunity – a chance to design a socially inclusive, clean future, argue Sharan Burrow, Paul Polman and Laurence Tubiana.
In the year 2020, nobody can ignore our common responsibility in front of the climate emergency. This is the year when all actors – businesses, labour unions, civil society, local authorities and governments – have to join forces to increase action if they do not want to be silently complicit in climate catstrophy.
2020 marks the year when we must bend the curve of global emissions to a pathway to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. It also marks the year when countries committed to the Paris Agreement are due to step up the ambition of their national targets. In Europe, it means making the Green Deal a powerful transformative project for the common good.