Speaking at the opening of the COP25 UN climate talks in Madrid, Guterres said world leaders would “jeopardise life itself” unless they commit to overhaul “the way we do business, how we generate power, how we build cities, how we move and how we feed the world”.
The UN’s latest ‘emissions gap’ report finds that humanity must cut emissions at a rate of 7.6% a year if it is to keep atmospheric CO2 concentrations below the level at which global temperatures are forecast to rise beyond 1.5°C without resorting to carbon negative technologies.
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