King Charles activates climate countdown clock with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan


he king and the Mayor of London Activating a climate clock that counts down the time left to balance global greenhouse gas emissions, earth Temperatures more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

the scientist Even if we maintain 1.5°C, we only have a 50/50 chance of avoiding a catastrophic tipping point that heats the planet beyond human control, so achieving this is critical to a safe and livable planet. said to be essential to ensure

Nearly all countries have agreed to meet this target as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement, but experts say that eight years later the world is still off track and is currently on track to reach 2100. It warns that about 2.7 degrees of warming is predicted for

The climate clock has a six-year, 24-day countdown, by which time the world will have exhausted its carbon budget to meet the Paris Agreement, and global temperatures will inevitably exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius, experts say.

Along with Mr. Khan King On stage at the Climate Innovation Forum in London, the watch was activated by a large red button made from plastic washed up on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. The plastic will be recycled into flower pots and gifted to the King.

There are 150 versions of the watch across the UK, in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Southampton.

Overwhelming footage of the countdown will also be shown at London’s Piccadilly Circus for five days.

Climate Action Chief Executive and Founder Nick Henry said: charles At the Climate Innovation Forum to turn on the National Climate Clock during London Climate Action Week.

“This powerful picture of the scale of the climate emergency reminds us that there is still time to avoid disaster.

Khan took the stage with the king at the Climate Innovation Forum

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“We need all actors – governments, cities, investors, businesses and civil society – to act quickly and at scale.

“It is crucial to take advantage of the growth-enhancing opportunity of the net-zero transition and turn ambition into transformative action.”

The King also met with Climate Change Minister Graham Stewart, who said on stage:

“But that’s not enough, and that’s one of the reasons we fund innovation.

“Today we are delighted to announce that we have awarded £80m to companies developing new clean technologies through our Net Zero Innovation portfolio.”

The king is among several innovators creating solutions to environmental problems, including Futraheat, which works to recover and reuse waste heat from industrial processes, and Arda Biomaterials, which turns raw materials into materials for fashion, household goods and other industries. I met a crab.

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot said on stage: “This is not only a crisis that will happen 20 or 30 years from now, but a crisis that is here today.

“The pandemic has claimed the lives of 7 million people worldwide.

“But the reality is that pollution and climate change claim seven to nine million lives each year.

“While some people think it’s happening in a distant country because of floods, droughts and extreme temperatures, it’s actually here and affecting us all.” King Charles activates climate countdown clock with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

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