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NEW DELHI: The world was failing to act with sufficient urgency to curb greenhouse gas emission, the United Nations in a report released just weeks before the high-stakes climate talks.
Combined commitments from nearly 200 nations would see 2030 carbon emissions fall just 2% below 2019 levels. This is far short of the 43% fall that the UN’s IPCC climate panel says are needed to limit warming to the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius since the preindustrial era, it added.
Later this month, international climate negotiations will start in Dubai that include the first time world negotiators will do a global stocktake on how close society is to meeting its 2015 climate goals.
“Every fraction of a degree matters, but we are severely off track. COP28 is our time to change that,” said Simon Stiell, executive secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Stiell has called for climate talks in Dubai this month to mark a clear turning point for a world already wracked by increasing floods, heatwaves and storms.