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Science Panel Outlines Roadmap for Reducing Risks from Climate Change

Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Presents Report to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Today, The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development presented their final report entitled: "Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable" to the United Nations. Prepared as input for the upcoming meeting of the UN's Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), the report outlines a roadmap for preventing unmanageable climate changes and adapting to the degree of change that can no longer be avoided. It is the result of a two-year study performed by 18 individuals representing 11 nations, and offers an overview of the science of climate change; the importance of avoiding the risk of major impacts of climate change; options for mitigation; and steps that can be taken to prepare to adapt to anticipated climate change. For more information, Click here.