UNEP’s annual Emissions Gap report, published on Tuesday, warned that current unconditional pledges to reduce emissions under the Paris climate agreement would see global temperatures rise by 3.2°C. In order to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C, governments must increase their Paris targets for 2030 targets more than fivefold.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that going beyond 1.5°C will increase the frequency and intensity of climate impacts.
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