"Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos"

"New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent, the world body announced."

"The global scientific consensus is clear: Emissions of planet-warming gases must be cut by nearly half by 2030 if the world is to have a good shot at averting the worst climate catastrophes.

The global political response has been underwhelming so far.

New climate targets submitted by countries to the United Nations would reduce emissions by less than 1 percent, according to the latest tally, made public Friday by the world body.

The head of the United Nations climate agency, Patricia Espinosa, said the figures compiled by her office showed that “current levels of climate ambition are very far from putting us on a pathway that will meet our Paris Agreement goals.”"

Somini Sengupta reports for the New York Times February 26, 2021.


"Existing Emissions Pledges Barely Scratch Climate Targets, U.N. Tally Finds" (Reuters)

"United Nations: Countries’ Pledges To Cut Emissions Are Far Too Meager To Halt Climate Change" (Washington Post)

Source: NYTimes, 03/01/2021