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David Griffiths

David works in the editorial department of RI, supporting the daily production, digitisation and distribution of our news and analysis. David has a degree in English Literature from the University of Reading.
The climate crisis threatens our lives and livelihoods. The evidence is clear: we must flatten the warming curve, and fast. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),1,2 the U.S. National Climate Assessment,3,4 and other reports give us the scientific imperative for action. It is scary stuff. But too much of the climate movement of the past was about what climate change is doing to us, and not about what climate action will do for us. Taking action does not require austerity and scarcity. Done well, it will result in more wealth, more fairness, better jobs, and more security for every American. We already have the technologies needed to avert catastrophe. We just need the American optimism and the political will to deploy them on an unprecedented scale. To ignite this transition, we need Congress to act. This report provides a framework for Congress to finally do what is necessary to build the clean energy future we all deserve
Water flows as a prerequisite through every one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those on food security, healthy lives, energy, sustainable cities, sustainable consumption and production, and marine and terrestrial ecosystems. SDG 6 specifically reflects the critical importance of water in its own right, ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. There is also growing recognition of the crucial contribution of water-related investments to climate resilience and to delivering on the Paris Agreement. Beyond environmental concerns, sustainable and collaborative management of shared water resources also strengthens international peace and security.

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