December 1, 2021

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The new promises of the states are still leading the world towards a “climate catastrophe”.

As climate disasters unleash themselves in all parts of the world, states must engage in warfare to combat this. “Threat to Existence”, In the words of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. We are still a long way from that. Not only have countries’ pledges for 2030 led to global warming by 2.7 ° C by the end of the century, they have yet to be honored. Carbon neutral targets by the middle of the century a “Hope”, But they remain the same “Obscure, often incomplete and not integrated with most short-term plans”, The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warns in its annual review of climate action released on Tuesday, October 26th.

His warning, his call for further action “In a hurry”, A warning to governments meeting in Glasgow (Scotland) from October 31 to November 12e World Climate Conference (COP26). This summit, the most important after COP21 in 2015, should lead to an explicit acceleration of action.

With less than a week to go before COP26, we are still on the verge of a climate catastrophe. Antonio Guterres warned during the press conference. As the title of this year’s report says: “It is hot”. As the contents of the report show, we do not have the leadership we need. ”

Concentration of CO2 Has reached records in the atmosphere

Strong elastic rise in CO emissions2 This year is expected after an unprecedented fall (- 5.4%) recorded in 2020 due to the Govt-19 epidemic. UNEP’s initial estimates show CO emissions2 Corresponding to fossil fuels is likely to grow by 4.8% this year, and global greenhouse gas emissions will be much lower than at all times in 2019. Concentration of CO, although emissions will decrease by 20202 Has reached new heights in the atmosphere, According to the World Meteorological Organization, And incomparable condition for at least two million years.

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Each year, the UNEP Emission Gap Report compares, based on the latest data compiled by an international team of scientists The gap between states’ voluntary commitments to reduce their emissions and the reduction needed to respect the Paris Agreement on Climate – aims to keep temperatures below 2 ° C and, if possible, 1.5. முடிவு C. Conclusion: If this gap had been reduced for the first time since 2015, it would have been even larger.

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