Emissions ‘far above’ 2C target
Global plans to curb carbon dioxide are well below what’s needed to keep temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees, according to a new analysis.
It is the work of researchers from the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a consortium of research institutions.
They examined the commitments already made by governments to limit warming.
The CAT rated seven of the 15 submitted carbon plans as “inadequate” to keep temperatures below the accepted level of dangerous warming.
The analysis was released at a UN climate negotiation meeting in Bonn aimed at advancing a new global treaty.