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Huge ambition gap in CO2 reduction targets: CCI Report

November 16, 2017 12:19 am

Two years after agreeing to limit global warming to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to even aim for a 1.5°C limit, there is still a huge ambition gap in the countries greenhouse gas reduction targets.

According to the Climate Change Index Report 2018, there is also a gap in the countries’ progress regarding a sufficient implementation of the Paris Agreement in National Legislation.

The report was put together by Germanwatch, New Climate Institute and the Climate Action Network.

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It states however there are encouraging signs that a global energy transition is underway.

Numbers show that in 2014, 2015 and 2016, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions did not grow further – the first time since industrial revolution in years without a big economic crisis.

Also, according to the recent UNEP “Emission Gap Report” all global greenhouse gas emissions declined in 2016 for the first time since the early 1980s.

However, preliminary data published by the Global Carbon Project indicates that the emission in 2017 increased again by 2%.

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