Avainsana: climate change
Statement by organisation leaders on the IPCC report and the urgency of climate action
The IPCC Report published in August illustrates how climate change has accelerated. The leaders of the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland (Akava), Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), Fingo (Finnish Development NGOs), the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) and the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) consider it vital that the climate objectives of Finland and the EU are adhered to and that it is possible to tighten the objectives as climate change accelerates. The signatories also call for the development of early warning systems for crises caused by climate change.
Akava’s climate policies
Akava stresses that Finland’s climate policy shall endeavour to reduce emissions and grow the nation’s carbon sinks. Global warming shall be limited to 1.5°C by the year 2050. The EU shall tighten its objectives to enable the achievement of carbon neutrality well before 2050. Akava wants the Finnish population to have the opportunity to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.