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European Union climate boss says emissions cuts not enough

European Union climate boss says emissions cuts not enough

European Union climate boss says emissions cuts not enough


National pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, even if fully implemented, would cap global warming at 3 degrees Celsius rather than the 2 degrees targeted to avoid unsafe consequences, the European Commission said on Monday. The upcoming COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris, from November 30 to December 11.

“This COP21 climate forum Pakistan say Paris, a precursor to the actual event in December, is a clarion call for the government to submit well defined intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), so that Pakistan can highlight its condition as a climate affected country and seek funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF)”.

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During the Lima meetings, the UNFCCC-the United Nations body charged with supporting the development of a climate change treaty-welcomed the increased actions by V20 to stimulate more cash flow, noting that financing is at the core of this environmental issue. “Severalcountries that previously refused to make a compromise on their carbon emission targets have been softening”, he said at a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday. “Let’s see what is in the final version”.

First up, China. The world’s biggest emitter set goals to cap emissions within the next 15 years.

A strong deal, Beyai said would not only help Nigeria meet her global obligations, eliminate poverty, improve health and the living standards of the people, make agriculture a flourishing sector, but that it would also help increase investment opportunities, especially in clean and renewable energy solutions, and as well as develop the much needed human and institutional capacities to undergird these progress. “The date is not so essential”, he added.

Lord Jopling, Vice-President of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation PA and former UK Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, stressed that “we need legally binding rules with regular reviews to encourage states to raise their ambitions”.

Foreign Minister Tony de Brum of the Marshall Islands, who was unable to travel to Rabat because of a storm battering the Pacific nation, said locking in the current emissions targets would spell disaster.

However, she also warned the haze situation would greatly affect the government’s performance later on, when the ministry evaluates the impact of the highly polluting smog on the country’s efforts to cut carbon emissions.

Major polluting countries such as China, Brazil, the European Union, the US and India have all come up with plans to lower the amount of emissions they create. The Development Committee, in the communiqué, said the crisis requires “targeted support” for “countries and regions in turmoil, especially in the Middle East and North Africa, but also in other fragile and conflict states”. “I’m assured that (it) will arrive earlier than Paris”.

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