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    October 30, 2015 | 1:56 PM

    Statement from Ken Berlin, President and CEO of the Climate Reality Project in response to the UNFCC Synthesis Report:

    This report confirms what we have known all along.  The commitments made in Paris will not solve the climate crisis, but they are a crucial step to making a lasting impact.  Along with members of the global community, we are continuing to push hard for the inclusion of a mechanism where nations would increase their commitments with new, stronger pledges every 5 years, with continuing review for adequacy and equity. We also need a long-term goal with a date certain on reaching zero net emissions.  
    If we can come to such an agreement, businesses and investors around the world will recognize that fossil fuels are on their way out and it is time to usher in a transition to a clean energy and a sustainable economic future.  Such investment will accelerate the transition: the more we invest in clean energy, the cheaper it will be and in turn the more ambitious carbon reduction targets will become. Paris will not solve the climate crisis, but it can set in motion a cycle of investment that will.