With current climate commitments resulting in only a modest 2% decline in global emissions by 2030, a far cry from the 43% target, how can COP28 catalyze radical change? Is this international meeting commensurate with the climate emergency we face? Young people find themselves at the center of an unprecedented challenge.
Countries’ current climate commitments result in global emissions falling by only 2% in 2030 compared to 2019, instead of the 43% recommended by climate experts for the hope of limiting global warming to +1.5°C, according to UN Climate. Has warned two weeks before the opening of COP28.
This report shows what governments around the world are doing right now “Small steps to avoid climate crisis” while they “Big steps will have to be taken at COP28”UN climate chief Simon Still commented in a video message.
COP28 “must be a real turning point”
This 28th United Nations Climate Conference will be held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December. “There has to be a real twist”urged the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNCAC). “The report released today clearly shows that every degree counts, but we have lost track.”Grenada’s UN leader added.
The report is an annual summary of the latest emissions reduction commitments – called NDCs for “nationally determined contributions” – made by the 195 signatories of the Paris Agreement in 2015, marking COP28 as the first official assessment and first reform established. Will have to do.
The report takes into account 20 new NDCs (unpublished or revised) submitted in the last year (Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Norway, etc.), but also 27 European countries or Brazil, submitted since October. Not to update.
-43% emissions within 6 years!
2015 Paris Agreement sets objective to limit global warming “Well below +2°C compared to pre-industrial levels”When humanity began to extensively exploit fossil fuels responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, “And if possible at +1.5°C”, But according to the latest IPCC report from UN-appointed experts, for a 50% chance of limiting warming to +1.5°C, global emissions must fall by 43% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels.
“The report, consistent with last year’s findings, says emissions will not increase after 2030 compared to 2019 levels, yet they do not show rapid decline as the science says is required this decade. “UN highlights climate.
The evaluation of the Paris Agreement at COP28 will be an important prerequisite for the mandatory revision of these NDCs by 2025 and the planned COP30 in Brazil. At COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, signatories to the agreement committed to reviewing the NDCs annually instead of every five years, but only a minority of them have done so.