Global emissions ambition 25% short of 2°C warming target

Much greater efforts are needed in the next 15 years if the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement are to be met, says UNEP

Global emissions will need to be cut back by 25% by 2030 to satisfy the Paris Agreement, even after country commitments are taken into account, says UNEP. Photograph: UNEPGlobal greenhouse gas emissions are set to exceed the Paris Agreement’s 2°C warming threshold by 25% unless national ambitions are increased, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

The organisation’s report, published on 3 November, the day before the Paris Agreement comes into force, finds strong progress overall on pre-2020 action. But it says current commitments to 2020 and to 2030 are still far from adequate.

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