CAN-E post-2020 position paper cover image nov 2013The Climate Vulnerable Forum report of September 2012 revision of previous estimates of losses linked to climate change, points to unprecedented harm to human society and current economic development that will increasingly affect people around the world, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and at the same time hold back growth. Its key findings includes an estimation of 400,000 deaths due to hunger and communicable diseases aggravated by climate change, while failure to act already costs the world economy 1.6% of global GDP, amounting to 1.2 trillion dollars in forgone prosperity a year. Furthermore rapidly escalating temperatures and carbon-related pollution will double costs to 3.2% of world GDP by 2030. With major economies such as the European Union to be heavily hit.

CAN-E position on post-2020 targets.pdf