It is now widely agreed that more ambitious action on climate change is vital to human progress in the twenty-first century. At the same time, many other political, economic, social and environmental
issues also demand immediate attention. And most people quite naturally find that the responsibilities and demands of daily life tend to absorb most of their energies. Nevertheless, climate change is the great leveller that encompasses and exacerbates nearly every other problem; taking early action and adopting solutions to climate change will contribute to solutions for many other challenges as well.