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Lamy, Campbell, Issoufou, Calderon, Others Launch Strategy on Global Warming Reduction

In bold and strategic move, Pascal Lamy, former World Trade Organisation (WTO), France, who is President of Paris Peace Forum (PPF), Kim Campbell, Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, the former President of Niger Republic, Muhamadou Issoufou, former President of United Mexican States Felipe Calderon, and 12 other prominent global leaders under the aegis of Climate Overshoot Commission (COC) today launched a new initiative geared towards mitigating the rising risks to people and nature even as global warming continues its present trajectory and threat.

In a joint statement made available from its website, the Paris Peace Forum and the Climate Overshoot Commission, on Tuesday, said the primary approach to combatting climate change should remain the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

It added: But as temperatures continue to rise and overshooting the Paris Agreement’s global warming goals becomes more likely, additional approaches to reduce climate risks have been proposed.

The disclosure said: “These include expanded and accelerated adaptation, the large-scale removal of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and possibly cooling the planet by reflecting incoming sunlight. Research indicates that, if these options supplemented emissions cuts and were governed well, they could help ward off harms to people and the planet.

“The Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot—or “Climate Overshoot Commission”—will present the first integrated strategy that considers these additional options and how they could be governed ahead of the UN Climate Change Summit in 2023. The Commission will focus on ways of effectively minimizing climate risks that are evidence-based, resilient, just, and equitable.

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