The Emissions Gap Report 2021 shows that new national climate pledges combined with other mitigation measures put the world on track for a global temperature rise of 2.7°C by the end of the century.

That is well above the goals of the Paris climate agreement and would lead to catastrophic changes in the Earth’s climate.

To keep global warming below 1.5°C this century, the aspirational goal of the Paris Agreement, the world needs to halve annual greenhouse gas emissions in the next eight years.

If implemented effectively, net-zero emissions pledges could limit warming to 2.2°C…

The pressure is on COP 26 to get more commitments and close the gap to the 1.5 Degrees target.


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