CO2 emissions gap: UN report warns of ‘collective failure to act’
01 December 2019 | 6:10 am
Unless global greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 percent each year, the world will do not meet the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, a report from the UN Environment Programme warns.
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