The EU wants to lead by example, but we are prepared to take more action if necessary

By Michael Pulch
October 19 2021 - 6:25pm
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recently announced a 4 billion top-up to the EU's climate finance program. Picture: Getty Images

The evidence is clear. In August, the world's scientists concluded once again that immediate action is needed. Climate change is uncomfortably close to all our daily realities no matter where in the world we live. Already it is triggering the kind of climate disasters we saw this summer, putting the survival of many species at risk and soon rendering certain parts of the Earth uninhabitable to humans.