The 2024 climate crisis forecast

After the hottest year on record, what can we expect
—and what must we accomplish—in the year ahead

Wind turbine farm on Pillar Mountain in Kodaik, Alaska

Having clocked the hottest year ever in 2023, and hotter by much more than expected, people are more concerned than ever about what the future holds for us with respect to climate change. 2023 is the year that the climate change future we were long warned about arrived.

While we at WWF do not have a crystal ball, we can share with you what issues the Climate Team is monitoring, what we are expecting to see, and why it matters. Here’s our run down of what to look for as 2024 unfolds:

Making Good on the Pledges and Promises of COP28

Last year, nations and companies alike made big promises in the initial days of United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai. The $11 billion-dollar Loss and Damage Fund was finally launched to help vulnerable countries deal with the impact of climate change. More than 120 countries committed to triple the amount of renewable energy and double the amount of energy efficiency over the next decade. More than 140 countries pledged to account for greenhouse gas emissions from food systems in their climate mitigation planning. Oil companies made big promises to address methane pollution, which can be even more damaging than carbon dioxide emissions. At the end of COP28, we had the historic commitment by the parties to “transition away” from fossil fuels toward clean energy.

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