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UNFCCC chief warns that 2 degree target is not enough, especially for the most vulnerable nations and regions of the world

UNFCCC Chief Says Two Degrees is Not Enough

UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres said yesterday that the generally accepted 2 degree Celsius target for limiting global warming is not enough. “Two degrees is not enough – we should be thinking of 1.5C. If we are not headed to 1.5C we are in big, big trouble,” Figueres said at the International Trading Association’s annual Carbon Expo conference. The statement…

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South Korea Outlines a Range of Emissions Reduction Targets They Are Willing to Adopt

South Korea’s economy, and thus their emissions, saw a sharp rise in the 90’s. They have now outlined a range of reductions targets they are willing to adopt.