Thanks to International Commitment, UN Climate Goals Are 'Within Reach'

By 8 months ago

A climate research group has released a report that shows updated policies from major countries has finally made the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement attainable. Asia has just announced more climate-focused initiatives, which has experts excited about the possibility of saving the Earth. More and more countries will hopefully sign on to similar goals. The US has newly elected Joe Biden, which is promising for advocates of climate change reform. 

The report comes from a group known as Climate Action Tracker. Their research shows that if every country that has promised to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 follows through, it could be enough to limit warming in the next 100 years to 2.1°C. 

"Five years on, it’s clear the Paris Agreement is driving climate action,” said Professor Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute, an organization that is partnered with Climate Action Tracker.

Though we're still a long way off from permanent change, this is a huge step in the right direction. The US, Japan, and China are considered to be the biggest players in long term change. 

"The Paris Agreement introduced the goal of global net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, and now we’re seeing a wave of countries signing up to it," said Professor Niklas Höhne. "Can anyone really afford to miss catching this wave?"

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