‘Addendum’ to U.N. gap report says climate pledges still fall short

November 10, 2021
The United Nations Environment Program, in an “addendum” to its October assessment of the emission reduction pledges of the nearly 200 countries attending the Glasgow climate talks, is finding that recent submissions only slightly close the gap on achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Overall, it concludes the current pledges still fall far short of avoiding a 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in global temperatures. “Finally, when the full implementation of all net-zero pledges and announcement to date are...

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