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Statement on the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Zurich, April 6, 2022 – The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday published a report dedicated to the fight against climate change. It examines the reduction of climate-damaging emissions in the areas of energy, mobility, food and agriculture.

The IPCC’s science leaders make it clear in the report that governments are not doing enough at the national level, while “CO2 emissions have never been so high in human history”. According to the report, emissions must be halved by 2030, compared to 2019 levels, to prevent global warming from exceeding 1.5 degrees. A breach would have serious consequences for humans, animals and global ecosystems. However, this gigantic step requires a system change in all industries, which goes hand in hand with stricter rules, increased controls and changes in the forms of financing or subsidies. However, the report offers hope and provides an overview of possible and affordable climate solutions.

Josef Pfabigan, Chairman of the Board of FOUR PAWS, believes that it is first and foremost up to the global food industry to commit to creating change: “As a global animal welfare organization, we are at the forefront of the debate on the impact of livestock. Agriculture on the environment The climate crisis can only be solved in cooperation with governments and the food industry. Reducing the number of livestock and raising livestock standards is crucial in many respects. This would immediately reduce CO2 emissions, reduce deforestation and enable the renaturation of land currently used for animal feed production. . “

“The facts are frightening and the problem concerns both humans and animals. However, there are individual decisions that everyone can make. A change in diet is one of these keys. A reduction in the consumption of meat and milk not only contributes to personal health and well-being, it is also more climate-friendly and more sustainable. ”

background information

The third and final part of this sixth report (AR6) highlights the absolute need to take drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to halt climate change and prevent its widespread deterioration. A recent report by the IPCC concluded that the effects of the climate crisis, such as extreme weather events, droughts and floods, are already more frequent and greater than previously recognized. The final report will be published in October 2022.

QUATRE PATTES est l’organisation mondiale de protection des animaux sous influence humaine directe, qui révèle leurs souffrances, sauve les animaux en détresse et les protège. Fondée en 1988 à Vienne par Heli Dungler et des amis, l'organisation plaide pour un monde où les humaines traitent les animaux avec respect, compassion et compréhension. Les campagnes et projets durables se concentrent sur les chiens et chats errants ainsi que sur les animaux de compagnie, les animaux de rente et les animaux sauvages – tels que les ours, les grands félins et les orangs-outans – vivant dans de mauvaises conditions de détention ainsi que dans les zones de catastrophe et de conflit. Avec des bureaux en Afrique du Sud, Allemagne, Australie, Autriche, Belgique, Bulgarie, Kosovo, Pays-Bas, Royaume-Uni, Suisse, Thaïlande, Ukraine, USA et Vietnam ainsi que des refuges pour animaux en détresse dans onze pays, QUATRE PATTES fournit une aide rapide et des solutions durables. La Fondation est en outre un partenaire d'Arosa Terre des Ours, le premier refuge en Suisse qui offre aux ours sauvés de mauvaises conditions de détention un environnement adapté à l’espèce.



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