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United Nations Environmental Program Emissions Gap Reports

Geographic relevance: Global

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal references

About this resource:

UNEP releases annual reports which compare the actual GHG emissions reductions with the GHG emissions reductions we have to make to avoid temperature rises of 1.5°C and 2°C.

  • It considers different scenarios and makes projections on the basis of current policies.
  • It also outlines the level of GHG emissions reductions that need to be made each year to avoid dangerous climate change.

UNEP’s latest report has outlined that countries’ current GHG reduction commitments will only deliver a third of the reductions needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

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