the climate goal of the Paris agreement, would have to fool the international community, according to a report by the UN environment programme (Unep) for its efforts by at least threefold. After three years of Stagnation, the emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide have reached a new record of 53.5 gigatons, – stated in the published ninth Emission Gap Report, Unep introduced a few days before the UN climate change conference in Katowice. Thus, the climate shifted to targets further away.

The earth is heading for a warming of around three degrees by the end of this century, the Unep report. Then the average temperature will rise according to the current condition is likely to continue. At the moment, the G20 countries are not on track to meet their national targets set for 2030. Only Brazil, China and Japan are in the set. Also, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a peak, reported the world meteorological organization of the United Nations recently.

The Unep report was compiled by an international team of researchers that evaluated this according to its own information of all the available scientific studies on climate change. He determines every year the gap between the expected emissions up to the year 2030 and the values that are necessary in order to reach the Paris climate goals. At the UN climate conference at the end of 2015 in Paris, the international community agreed to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius, but preferably to 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial age.

Nevertheless, the greenhouse gas would have increased emissions and a turning point was not foreseeable, and criticised the Unep. In order to achieve the Two-degree target, would have to the countries in their climate protection targets, tripled, and for the 1.5-degree target even quintuple. The intergovernmental panel on climate change IPCC published a special report to the 1.5-degree target at the beginning of October, need rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented Changes in all areas of society “” in order to achieve the desired goal.

The authors of the report called for, to take advantage of technical innovations and a clever tax policy for a climate of political upheaval. The governments would need to subsidize Alternatives with low emissions and fossil energy sources more expensive. Adequate CO2 pricing is essential.

“gap between words and deeds”

Gunnar Luderer of the Potsdam Institute for climate impact research, who had worked on the Unep report, criticized the international climate policy: “there is a fatal gap between words and deeds,” he said. “Germany and Europe could show leadership, by writing the full greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, and a significant strengthening of the emission reduction targets for 2030.”

warned The Boss of Greenpeace International, by the Procrastination of the governments “catastrophic global warming-changing the planet irrevocably and millions to Suffering, will condemn the threat”.


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