12 Nov 2007 05:11:29
Climate science makes intergovernmental action ''vital"
A new report bringing together scientific understanding of climate change will illustrate the need for urgent global action to tackle the problem, a leading environmental campaigner has claimed.
Greenpeace International believes that the publication of the ''Synthesis Report'' by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will drive governmental policies relating to climate change.
And the group called on policymakers, businesses and individuals to heed the report''s findings and step up their efforts to reduce the effects of climate change.
Stephanie Tunmore, of Greenpeace International, said: "The Synthesis Report outlines the problem, the cause and the solutions and provides an overwhelming case for urgent action on climate change by governments, businesses and individuals.
"This report will become the key reference document on climate change for policymakers,"she added.
Greenpeace has called on industrialised nations to reduce their greenhouse gas omissions by at least 30 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050.