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G20 leaders agreed to keep the average temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius

At their summit in Rome, G-20 leaders agreed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to what it was before the industrial revolution.






G20 leaders in Rome on October 31

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According to a draft held by Agence France-Presse, the Group of 19 economies and the European Union reaffirmed the goal set in the Paris climate agreement to “keep average temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius, and to make efforts to bring them to pre-industrial levels. Limited at 1.5 °C for

“Maintaining the 1.5°C target requires significant, effective action and commitment from all countries.”

According to a recent United Nations survey of new commitments by signatory nations, the world continues to move toward a catastrophic 2.7°C warming, or better yet 2.2°C, if promises of carbon neutrality are made in the middle of the century. taken into account.

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement includes a goal to balance greenhouse gas emissions and removals for the second half of the century. Under pressure from the United Nations, more and more countries are committing to carbon neutrality, mostly by 2050, and some by 2060 and 2045 respectively. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 49 countries and all member states of the European Union and the United States, which account for 57 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, have formally made this commitment. (MTI)

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