A strong Paris agreement can send the signal to the world that the global transformation to a climate-resilient, zero-carbon economy is underway. Seven graphics reveal recent progress the world has made, as well as what needs to be done in Paris and beyond to truly overcome the climate change challenge.
La communauté internationale a adopté un objectif qui consiste à limiter le réchauffement global à une température inférieure à 2°C (3,6°F) au-dessus des niveaux pré-industriels (et de considérer 1,5 degré C), de manière à éviter certains des pires impacts sur le climat. Toutefois, l'objectif des 2°C n'oriente pas facilement les prises de décisions au quotidien, parce qu'il ne définit pas qui doit agir, dans quelles proportions et quand. Ainsi, les négociateurs évaluent un deuxième objectif complémentaire qui...
The international community has adopted a goal to limit global warming below 2°C (3.6°F) above preindustrial levels (and consider 1.5 degrees C) in order to avoid some of the worst climate impacts. However, the 2°C goal does not easily guide every day decision-making because it does not state who needs to act, by how much and by when. So negotiators are considering a second, complementary goal which would operationalize the target to limit warming below 2°C. Many have termed this a “long-term goal” which would aim to send a much clearer signal to the world what pathway key players need to follow to stay below 2°C.
The new UNFCCC synthesis report finds that all countries have upped their ambition from their pre-2020 climate actions, but there's still more work to do to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C and prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
As the world’s third-largest emitter and a country that’s highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, it is encouraging to witness India invest in actions to tackle climate change while addressing poverty, food security and access to healthcare and education.