How do we remain on track between Paris and Marrakech?

How do we remain on track between Paris and Marrakech?

It is clear that the Paris Agreement was a large political milestone that has the potential to refocus global efforts around one of the most difficult problems humanity has ever faced. 195 countries agreeing to address climate change, with 175 signing the agreement on the first day possible, lays a strong platform for long-term efforts to fight climate change. However, geophysics cares little for political milestones.

Much more effort, much faster is required to limit warming to 1.5°C, especially since we already hit 1°C of warming in 2015. Current commitments (INDCS) still leave the world on course for more than 3°C of warming. History will judge the Paris agreement not by what happened in Paris in the December of 2015, but by whether governments, corporations and other actors rapidly increased ambition as a result.


Source: Wwf

Date: May 2016

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