Experts are warning that delays to planned climate action are hampering efforts to achieve numerous health benefits, especially for children.Three reports published in the run-up to the United Nations’ COP 27 climate change conference, which takes place next month in Egypt, all raise concerns about the lack of progress worldwide in taking agreed action to tackle climate change.The State of Climate Action 2022 report by the Systems Change Lab,1 a coalition of analyst organisations and charities, said that while many countries, companies, and financial institutions had adopted more ambitious commitments to fight climate problems, significantly more action was needed across all sectors to keep within reach of the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global heating to 1.5°C.The report analysed recent progress made in accelerating climate action across sectors that collectively account for about 85% of global greenhouse gas emissions (power, buildings, industry, transport, forests and land, and food and agriculture)…

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