“Accelerated action” can harm more than it helps, development experts say
Why It Matters
The urgency of the climate crisis puts immense pressure on global development sector actors to act quickly on issues of poverty, equality and climate change — which can end up creating more problems for the world’s most vulnerable.
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The latest IPCC report released last year predicts that global warming will exceed 1.5°C during the 21st century. Limiting temperature increases to below 2°C would rely on rapid acceleration of mitigation efforts – such as energy-demand reductions and electricity decarbonization – after 2030.
Given the urgency of the situation, there is immense pressure for development sector actors to act quickly on issues of poverty, equality, and climate change. However, experts Future of Good spoke to for this story warn that acting too quickly can cause mo
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