A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme warns that the world is heading for a 2.5-2.9 degree Celsius temperature rise above pre-industrial levels unless countries dramatically cut emissions. The Emissions Gap Report 2023 reveals a mere 14 percent chance of meeting the 1.5-2 degree Celsius target outlined in the Paris agreement. To get back on track, 2030 emissions must be reduced by 28-42 percent compared to current policy scenarios. The report emphasizes the critical role of the next decade, urging stronger mitigation efforts by 2030. The UNEP calls for more ambitious targets and actions, highlighting the ongoing rise in global greenhouse gas emissions and the necessity of transitioning to low-carbon energy. The report emphasizes the unequal distribution of emissions and the importance of support for developing nations in their low-carbon development transition.
Source – CGTN