UN climate report is our ‘final wake-up call,’ say environmental experts

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A damning new U.N. report warning of certain devastation from climate change has been dubbed humanity's "final wake-up call" by environmental experts.Speaking to CNBC Tuesday, environmentalists outlined the role companies, countries and individuals can play in stemming the crisis. They also shared their hopes for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, in November.The U.N.'s IPCC climate panel released a highly anticipated report on Monday, warning that efforts to limit global warming to close to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or even 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, "will be beyond reach" in the next two decades without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.Implementing 'ambitious action now'Meeting policymakers' 2050 temperature targets will be difficult but achievable, said Emily Kreps, global director of capital markets at CDP, a non-profit which helps companies manage their climate impact.However, it woul
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