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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:22 PM

Current international emissions targets will fall short of climate accord goals

Plans submitted by nearly 200 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would still fall short of the Paris Climate Accord target of limiting warming to 2 degrees, according to a United Nations report released Friday.

The planet would see a 2.7-degree increase by the end of the 21st century based on the targets submitted by the 191 parties to the compact, according to the report.

Not all news in the UN's assessment was bad. The body determined that recent, more ambitious updates to 86 countries and the European Union's goals would result in a 12 percent decrease in their emissions by 2030 compared to 2010. Moreover, 70 of those countries outlined goals of net-zero emissions by the middle of the century.

"I congratulate all Parties that have submitted updated or new NDCs [nationally determined contributions]," Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa said in a statement. "The synthesis shows that countries are making progress towards the Paris Agreement's temperature goals. This means that the in-built mechanism set up by the Paris Agreement to allow for a gradual increase of ambition is working."


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Mickju Sep 17 #1

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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:29 PM

1. Even those inadequate targets will not be met.

Is there a leader anywhere on Earth who understands what is happening?

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