Prior to the Glasgow climate summit, the climate action promised by the countries of the world was not sufficient to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. However, the additional measures now announced could be enough to keep global warming below two degrees from pre-industrial times, the IEA says.
Terrestrial limiting global warming to less than two degrees from pre-industrial times by the end of the century could be achieved thanks to the measures announced at the Glasgow climate summit, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.
The opinion is significant because, to date, climate action in the world, when fully implemented, is estimated to lead to less than three degrees warming from pre-industrial times.
The IEA emphasizes that its assessment will only be correct if the climate promises of the various countries are fully implemented.
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Already one and a half degrees warming will have a significant impact on life on Earth, but the consequences of three degrees warming would be much more serious.
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Paris in an agreement reached at the 2015 climate summit, 127 countries undertook to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees from pre-industrial times.
Now the IEA calculates that the announced measures could lead to a 1.8 degree warming. Over the past week, more than a hundred countries have pledged to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. On Thursday, Britain announced that it had involved 77 countries in giving up coal power.
Indonesia and Poland, among others, agreed to the coal-fired power plant. According to the carbon power promise, rich countries will give up coal by 2040, and poorer countries by 2050.
Large coal dusters, such as China, did not join the British Coal Initiative.
All did not share the positive outlook of the IEA. UN Special Assistant Selwin Hart recalled that it is too early to celebrate if countries do not deliver on their promises.
“We can’t afford to lose this fight. I encourage everyone to keep fighting, ”Hart said.
Also on Thursday cast its shadow over the climate summit new research, according to which global emissions are rising back to pre – pandemic levels.
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