Economist wants more ambitious carbon targets

Economist wants more ambitious carbon targets

The head of the international group that advises the 우리카지노UN on climate change said last month the world’s most ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets are not realistic, despite the efforts of countries who have pledged to do so.

In his latest assessment to be published later this year, Dr. Andrew Weaver said that much more needs to be done to meet the goals of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The group has said it hopes to present a final report by December to the UN’s 195 nations. The new report is highly critical of those countries who have yet to set targets or agreed to increase the amount pledged to compensate for the global cost of climate change.

The new report notes: “In addition to the long-term costs of the impacts of climate change — notably the loss of livelihoods and economic growth — climat카지노 사이트e variability also threatens the stability of the planet. The impacts of climate change require swift implementation in many developing countries.”

Weaver’s comments come a day after the head of the UN Environment Program, Achim Steiner, published his own report that is critical of the world’s most ambitious targets, despite the pledges of nations including China, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Steiner’s assessment states that a two-degree increase in global average temperature “would be disastrous for human health and well-being; would increase the likelihood of severe droughts, floods, fires, droughts and ocean acidification;” that temperature rise “could lead to widespread starvation and would lead to severe food shortages.”

The report also questions whether other countries will follow suit on those pledges because of political and e바카라conomic pressures — as well as climate challenges — and whether they can afford to.

This article was originally published by Business Insider.


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