We can have as many meetings as we like, but the will to change is nowhere in sight. Society must start treating this as a crisis
However, G20 governments’ rescue packages are giving significantly more support to fossil fuels than to low-carbon energy. Germany’s recovery plan includes €40bn for climate measures such as electric vehicles, public transport and energy efficiency, and has been praised by green groups. But elsewhere, too little is being done, Thunberg and colleagues said. “Even a child can see that the policies of today are incompatible with the current best available science,” they said.