Policy and Regulation

Net zero pledges will mean 2.5C-2.9C of warming, UN warns

Heatwave Hits in Paris in July 2023
Heatwave in Paris in July. UNEP says 86 days this year witnessed temperatures of more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels when compared with previous years (Photo: Alain Apaydin/Abacapress.com)

Even in the most optimistic scenario, the world’s chances of limiting warming to 1.5C are only 14 per cent, the UN Environment Programme has calculated

Ahead of the COP28 international climate conference beginning this month, the UN Environment Programme has published a bleak projection of progress towards net ...

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