Climate Change

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EU needs net zero emissions by 2040

In order to stay within the limited carbon budget that is left, the EU will need to reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by at least 3 per cent per year.
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Levels of long-lived greenhouse gases rose again in 2017

The level of CO2 today is similar to that 3–5 million years ago, when the temperature was 2–3°C warmer and the sea level was 10–20 metres higher than now.
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Fighting climate change and fossil fuels improves global health

Tackling climate change would save at least a million lives a year, says the World Health Organization. Reducing the burning of fossil fuels is ...
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1.5°C is the new 2°C

In the wake of the IPCC publishing their 1.5°C report the global press calls for quick action.
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A 1.5°C world increases chances for coral reefs

Tropical coral reefs face high risks of becoming unsustainable if warming exceeds 1.5°C.
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Climate-vulnerable countries: 2015 commitments are outdated

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) has urged countries to step up and revise their national climate plans without further delay. “Growing climate risks, economic and technological developments in low-carbon technology" ...
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Average CO2 level exceeds 410 ppm for first time

Since 1990, there has been a 40 per cent increase in total radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate  due to long-lived greenhouse gases.
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1.5°C target still within reach

Scenarios show that the 1.5°C target can be reached without BECCS, through a massive expansion of renewable energy, improved energy efficency and lifestyle changes.
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Below 1.5 – to Stay Alive

“1.5 to Stay Alive” is the rallying call from the Caribbean region for the global community to take action now in the UN during 2018. A film with that message will be submitted to the Talanoa dialogue by AirClim.
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Remaining carbon budget – that’s how fast the carbon clock is ticking

The clock is ticking. The carbon clock of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change ...
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