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Emissions condensing promises ‘nowhere about what’s required, U.N. states

Emissions condensing promises 'nowhere about what’s required, U.N. states

November 01, 2022: -Countries are not doing enough to limit the planet’s temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius by this century’s end, according to a recent report from U.N. Climate Change.

On Wednesday, in an assessment published, the U.N. said that “the combined climate says of 193 Parties under the Paris Agreement can put the world on track for nearly 2.5 degrees Celsius of warming by centuries end.” 

The analysis comes ahead of the coming month’s COP27 climate change summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where the shadow of the 2015′s Paris Agreement will loom.

A vital aim of the Paris accord restricted global warming “to below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, which compares to pre-industrial levels.”

The challenge is enormous, and the U.N. has noted that 1.5 degrees Celsius is viewed as “the upper limit” when it comes to avoiding the worst consequences of the weather emergency.

U.N. Climate Change said its new report also showed that countries’ pledges, as they stand now, would see emissions jump by 10.6% by 2030, compared to levels in 2010.

“In the previous year’s analysis expresses projected emissions would continue to increase beyond 2030,” it said.

“Although this year’s analysis expresses it while emissions are no longer increasing after 2030, they do not demonstrate the rapid downward trend science says she is important this decade.”

On Wednesday, Simon Stiell, executive secretary of U.N. Climate Change, pulled no punches regarding the current position the world finds itself in.

“We are still not near the scale and speed of emission reductions required to put us on track for a 1.5 degrees Celsius world,” he added.

“To keep this goal happening, national governments need to strengthen their climate action plans and implement them in the coming eight years,” he added. 

COP27 keeps the work undertaken in the previous year’s COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, resulting in the Glasgow Climate Pact.

On Wednesday, Alok Sharma, the COP26 president, stated it was “critical that we do anything within our standards to keep 1.5C in reach.”

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