Falling short of reaching stated targets on climate change, the urgency of action is impelling
Last Friday, the UN published its assessment of eight years in the fight against global warming, since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015. The urgency of Climate Action (SDG13) is clear.
Last Friday, the UN published its assessment of eight years of efforts to combat global warming, since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015. The report which will be launched tomorrow in a webcast live via this link: https://youtube.com/live/kRElXp9WRZU?feature=share It is rgely based on the IPCC's findings and will serve as the basis for the 28th World Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai in November.
Key findings in short are that the climate has already warmed by 1.2°C and "the world is not on the right track". To reach this target, global emissions will have to peak "between 2020 and 2025", then fall by 43% by 2030 and 60% by 2035, compared with 2019 (Keyfindings 4 and 5 on Mitigation).
We are falling short of reaching stated targets on climate action, so we need to accelerate our actions.
Bad news: we are frogs boiling alive as "the Era of Global Boiling" (Gutierrez, 07/27/2023) has started; good news: it seems that the frog is getting aware of the urgency. In the report we can count roughly 70 words of the semantic group meaning urgency, that is almost twice every page.
Hopefully, the frogs finally act and jumps out! The awareness of the urgency needs to spread faster and action needs to speed up.