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UN: International commitments fall short of Paris Agreement goal of limiting temperature rise to +1.5°C

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The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to “well below +2°C compared to pre-industrial levels”, when humanity began the high-scale exploitation of fossil fuels for energy production, which are responsible for the emission of the gases that cause the greenhouse effect, and, if possible, at +1.5°C.

The latest international climate pledges are “a long way” from meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals of limiting temperature rise to +1.5°C, the UN agency warns Climate.

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“We are a long way from the level and speed of emissions reductions necessary to keep the world to +1.5°C,” warned Simon Steele, head of UN Climate, on the occasion of the publication of the composition of the latest pledges countries that sign the Paris Agreement, less than two weeks before the start of the work of the World Climate Conference, COP27, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

On the contrarythe sum of the commitments of the agreement’s 193 parties, “could put the world on a trajectory to increase temperatures by 2.5°C by the end of the century,” the UN agency points out.

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The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to “well below +2°C compared to pre-industrial levels”, when humanity began the high-scale exploitation of fossil fuels for energy production, which are responsible for the emission of the gases that cause the greenhouse effect, and, if possible, at +1.5°C.

At the last COP26 in 2021 in Glasgow, signatories committed to the annual – instead of five-yearly – review of their emissions reduction commitments, commitments called “nationally determined contributions” (NDC).

But only 24 countries had submitted new or revised NDCs by the September 23 deadline, in time to be considered during COP27 (November 6-18).

The number is disappointingsays Simon Steele in a statement accompanying the release of the new data.

“To maintain the +1.5°C target, governments must step up plans now and implement them within the next eight years,” the UN official insists.

According to UN experts, global emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030compared to the levels of 2010, in order for this goal to be sustainable.

But, according to the latest composition of the NDCs, today’s commitments will instead lead to a 10.6% increase in emissions over this period.

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