Climate Change: IPCC Report 2021 is code red for humanity

09 August 2021

Almost every nation on Earth signed up to the goals of the Paris climate agreement in 2015. This pact aims to keep the rise in global temperatures well below 2C this century and to pursue efforts to keep it under 1.5C.

The new IPCC report says that under all the emissions scenarios considered by the scientists, both temperature rise targets will be broken this century unless huge cuts in carbon take place.

IPCC report key points:

° Global surface temperature was 1.09C higher in the decade between 2011-2020 than between 1850-1900.
° The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850
° The recent rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled compared with 1901-1971
° Human influence is "very likely" (90%) the main driver of the global retreat of glaciers since the 1990s and the decrease in Arctic sea-ice
° It is "virtually certain" that hot extremes including heatwaves have become more frequent and more intense since the 1950s, while cold events have become less frequent and less severe

Read the Summary IPCC Report for Policy Makers 


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ES-SO Position on the new EU Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation

30 June 2021

Mid June 2021 the EU Commission exchanged with ENVI Committee members views on the new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change.

This strategy aims to forge a climate-resilient Union by adapting the EU to current and future impacts of the climate change on Europeans’ life.

ES-SO welcomes this adaptation strategy which is necessary in view of the emergency of the situation. Extreme events related to climate change are more frequent, intense and persistent. Millions of humans suffer from overheating which makes adaptation of buildings a key factor for public health. This comprehensive strategy of adaptation must be applied to all sectors, including the building one.

Read more on ES-SO's position 


Other Position Papers :

ES-SO Statement on the Renovation Wave, read more 


ES-SO launches its new logo reinforcing its mission

03 June 2021

ES-SO, the umbrella organisation for the professional solar shading associations within the EU, has been promoting the benefits of solar shading in buildings for 15 years – an industry which saw a remarkable 40% sales growth recorded last year. The launch of a new logo aims to reinforce its mission: dynamic solar shading as a sustainable and energy-efficient solution for building overheating and daylight management, thereby endorsing the EU ambition to become a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

With a new corporate identity ES-SO aims to focus attention to the global challenges of increasing heatwaves and a planet screaming for less CO2 emissions. Through research, training, and advocacy work, ES-SO continues to lobby policy makers to recognise the importance of solar shading and to regulate it to help achieve the ambitious EU climate goals.


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