Jeff J Mitchell Jeff J Mitchell

Membiayai Transisi Perubahan Iklim

POTSDAM, PARIS, ZURICH – Jika dunia tidak mengurangi emisi gas rumah kaca secara cepat, kemanusiaan akan memasuki era dengan resiko iklim yang sangat buruk. Peristiwa-peristiwa cuaca yang ekstrim dan merusak telah meningkat frekuensinya, namun sebagian besar dari kerusakan terburuk yang berkaitan dengan iklim, seperti peningkatan permukaan laut yang terus terjadi, akan hanya disadari saat sudah terlampau terlambat untuk bertindak.

Jelas, horizon waktu sistem iklim tidak sesuai dengan siklus ekonomi dan politik dunia yang lebih singkat. Laporan tiga bulanan dari perusahaan-perusahaan yang terdafatar, dan perubahan-perubahan peraturan akhir-akhir ini, seperti yang memandatkan peningkatan penggunaan akuntansi “mark-to-market” yang mencatat nilai perusahaan berdasarkan harga pasar saat itu, membatasi pemikiran jangka panjang.

Pemerintah biasanya memiliki siklus legislatif tidak lebih dari empat tahun, dan mereka juga harus menanggapi pembangunan yang secepatnya. Namun, menstabilisasi iklim membutuhkan tindakan berkelanjutan dan konsisten selama periode yang panjang.

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