Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

Speaking on the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Minister said, "Our stand is not waiting for any report, all the scientific publications and United Nations reports keep coming but we work because of our commitment to the cause, we do respect the report but not waiting for them to take action".

Hoesung Lee, for his part, said that the Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) with a view to cap the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial level and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Participants at the dialogue discussed activities relating to climate change response in Vietnam and seek solutions to promoting cooperation between the scientific community, entrepreneurs, organisations, partners, and individuals committed to adaptation to climate change.

At home, the French government targets to achieve "an ambitious objective to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050", ecology minister Francois de Rugy said. Furthermore, if we managed to shave off that extra 0.5 of a degree, the world would still be on the way to flooded coastlines, intense droughts and heat, and the loss of many industries. At the end of the month, we will present our new low carbon strategy: clean mobility, moving away of fossil fuels, our energy consumption and our waste production. The overarching conclusion is that every fraction of a degree of warming matters.

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Orb Media looked at seven locations around the globe that have already seen one of the consequences of global warming: flooding as a result of sea level rise and extreme precipitation.

The likelihood of an Arctic Ocean free of sea ice in summer would be once per century with global warming of 1.5°C, compared with at least once per decade with 2ºC. UNDP is proud of providing technical support to this process together with GIZ and other development partners, she stressed.

As one of the countries hardest hit by climate change, Vietnam has been actively performing worldwide commitments and exerting efforts to ease its impacts, on official has said. He has also vowed to increase the burning of coal by the country.

For Canada, that means emissions would need to fall to a maximum of 385 million tonnes a year.

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