Tag Archive for 'global temperature rise'

Upward revision of greenhouse gas emission projections increases prospect of greater temperature rise

May 1st, 2012 by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

The United Nations climate negotiations in Cancún in 2010 and earlier in Copenhagen in 2009, called for urgent action to limit global warming to 2° Celsius. In order to reach this climate goal, 42 industrialised countries submitted quantified economy-wide emission reduction targets for 2020, and 45 developing countries submitted nationally appropriate mitigation actions. All these […]

How Politicians’ inaction is ramping up the risk of dangerous climate change

December 16th, 2010 by Friends of the Earth

A Friends of the Earth report, “Reckless Gamblers – How politicians’ inaction is ramping up the risk of dangerous climate change,”  published on 15 December 2010 warned that countries across the globe will need to make much bigger cuts in emissions than previously thought, because of a lack of progress in international efforts to tackle […]