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UN Environment Programme announces climate concern

Joanne Parkinson

28th October 2021

The UN's Emissions Gap report states that current pledges from countries to reduce carbon emissions will fail to keep the global temperature increase to under 1.5 degrees Celsius.

120 countries have submitted their pledges which run up to 2030 and have also taken into consideration commitments from countries who have created pledges. The predictions suggest that emissions will only be cut by 7.5%, far lower than the 55% cuts needed to ensure the 1.5 degree temperature increase.

50 countries plus the EU have pledged to reach carbon net zero by 2050 and if the plans work that will ensure a global temperature increase of 2.2 degrees Celsius. Whilst this is an improvement on the the 3 degree warming expected if pledges fail, this increase will still have catastrophic impacts on the environment.

For more on this, read the article on BBC News.

Joanne Parkinson

An experienced, outstanding Geography teacher, GCSE examiner and Head of Humanities in a 11-18 school. I'm passionate about all geographical events and am a keen blogger.

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