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“Nations must triple their efforts in order to achieve the 2 °C climate target, according to the 2018 edition of UNEP’s [United Nations Environment Programme] annual Emissions Gap Report. Although it is still possible to keep global warming to below 2 °C, the technical feasibility of bridging the 1.5 °C gap is dwindling. Researchers at PBL [PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency] were among the leading and contributing authors of this study.
If the emission gap is not closed by 2030, achieving the 2 °C temperature goal will become unlikely
Global emissions are on the rise, as national commitments to combat climate change come up short. But surging momentum from the private sector and untapped potential from innovation and green financing offer pathways to bridging the emission gap. The authors of the Emissions Gap Report 2018 present these findings, along with a sweeping review of climate action and the latest measurements of global emissions.
Global CO2 emissions increased in 2017, after three years of no growthThe evidence outlined here, just days before the start of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), shows global emissions have reached historic levels, at 53.5 GtCO2e, with no signs of peaking – the point when emissions switch from increasing to decreasing. The authors’ assessment shows that only 57 countries (representing 60% of global emissions) are on track to do so by 2030.”
“The 2018 Emissions Gap Report is the flagship annual report from the UN Environment Program and acts as a report card on how countries are doing on their individual contributions to the Paris Climate Agreement; it also helps determine the gap between those expected contributions and what will be necessary to stay within the range of 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial temperatures (before burning fossil fuels for industrial needs led to major increases in greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere).
This year's report shows the largest gap ever, resulting from increasing emissions and slow action to mitigate.
The foreboding message in the report aligns with the recent findings in the "Special Report on 1.5 Degrees" issued last month by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that the world is failing to act fast enough to avoid the dire future climate and weather and time is quickly running out.”
“According to Tuesday's [11/17/2108] report, global emissions of CO2 in 2017 were 53.5 gigatons (a gigaton is 1 billion tons), the most ever released into the atmosphere, representing an increase of more than 1% over 2016 emissions.
Global emissions need to be 25% lower than this figure by 2030 in order to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius and 55% lower in order to limit to 1.5 degrees, the report claims.
The increase in 2017 follows relatively stable global emissions from 2014 through 2016, a period that allowed for optimism that global greenhouse gas emissions may be peaking.”
“There have been some promising trends, like an increase in renewable energy, with jobs in that sector rising by 5.7% between 2016 and 2017, according to the report. But the investment in renewables ‘is not yet anything like what it would need to be if we are to get to the 1.5 degrees’ -- a commitment agreed during the Paris Climate Agreement to limit average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-Industrial Revolution levels, said Paul Ekins, professor of resources and environment policy at University College London, who was involved in the report.
Some positive trends were also identified in the form of coal phaseouts and cleaner, healthier transportation methods. But coal usage needs to be at 20% of 2010 usage levels by 2040 to meet targets, the report states.”
If you want to see the entire report, you can view it online:
Check these past blog posts about Global Climate Change issue:
11/06/2015 Inventions to Recycle Carbon Dioxide
12/16/2016 Cracks in Antarctic Glacier
01/27/2017 2016 Warmest Year on Record
06/23/2017 Antarctica Melting
07/21/2017 Converting Carbon Dioxide to Methane
10/13/2017 Overview of Global Climate Change
01/19/2018 Water-Based, Energy-Saving Air Conditioner
02/09/2018 Current Event -- South Africa Drought Update
02/02/2018 Current Event -- South Africa Drought
06/01/2018 Film on Ocean Water Interrupts CO2 Absorption
08/03/2018 Concrete That Traps CO2 Emissions Forever
10/12/2018 New High Temperatures Predicted
in IPCC Report
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