Report: No G20 countries are meeting climate targets

This article discusses a report that shows that no G20 countries are meeting climate targets agreed to in the Paris meetings.

None of the countries that make up the G20 group of major world economies is on course to adequately reduce climate change, with 82% of the bloc’s energy supply still coming from fossil fuels, a new report has warned.

Of the countries, only India has set targets that would keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, the upper limit recommended by the Paris Climate Agreement, if adopted globally.
Overall, the world is heading for a 3.2-degree rise, the organization Climate Transparency said, in an analysis of the G20’s current emissions-cutting targets for 2030 published Wednesday.
But the report cautions that those targets are virtually impossible to reach at current rates. It follows similar warnings made last month by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found that the earth will reach the crucial 1.5 degree threshold as early as 2030.

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