Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, mentioned: “This is but some other name for local weather motion which presentations the sector isn’t getting its act in combination rapid sufficient. The dangerous information of the report launched nowadays is that present carbon cuts are too sluggish to forestall bad local weather trade. But the excellent news is that we have got choices to near the gap even though time is working out. And a few of them are only a no-brainer: power potency, renewable power and fossil gas subsidy reform.”
She added: “The report additionally presentations that growing international locations already account for approximately 60% of global emissions, which underlines that the sector merely can’t combat local weather trade successfully with out all economies committing their fair proportion”
In its annual Emissions Gap Report, launched nowadays, UNEP says that international locations’ present emission pledges, if totally applied, will assist cut back emissions to beneath the business-as-usual degree in 2020, however to not a degree in line with the 2°C limit, thus leaving a substantial and rising ’emissions gap’.
To assist bridge the gap, the European Union might be urgent at subsequent week’s Warsaw local weather convention for development against concrete measures to lift the ambition of near-term global local weather motion with a purpose to lower international emissions additional earlier than 2020.