From phasing out fossil fuel subsidies to tackling the surging costs of loss and damage caused by climate change impacts, 2022 is likely to see growing pressure for more ambitious action to fight global warming on the ground.

The urgency comes as officials and climate policy analysts warn the most ambitious Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7F) is growing harder to reach — despite gaining stronger political backing in 2021.

“2022 is all about shifting into what the (UN) secretary-general has called ‘emergency mode‘,” Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Here are some of the climate and nature issues experts predict will be top priorities this year:

  • Faster, bigger emissions cuts
  • Phasing out fossil fuel ending
  • Just transition
  • Accelerating climate change impacts
  • Paying for climate loss and damage
  • New deal for nature

Read the full article about climate change and nature policy from Thomson Reuters Foundation at Eco-Business.