Act Now on Greenhouse Gas Emissions or Face Disaster - UN
Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, warns the annual Emissions Gap Report from the UN Environment Programme. The report says emissions need to fall by 7.6% each year over the next decade, and notes that developing countries, which suffer disproportionately from climate change, can learn from successful efforts in developed countries.
Emissions Gap Report 10 Year Summary
Economic Commission for Africa, 25 November 2019
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