UNEP sets off alarm bells over the need for more climate action
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report 2016 published today is yet another proof that ambitious objectives of the Paris Agreement require stronger short term action already before 2020 and deeper emission cuts in the period until 2030. “The report rings alarm bells in the EU over the need to raise its climate target for 2030” – Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said. “It sends a loud and clear message that the Paris Agreement requires a sharp increase of all current climate pledges. It would be simply arrogant and thoughtless to assume it concerns all countries but the EU. The report highlights the fact that the window of opportunity to tackle the climate crisis is shrinking and every year of delay means more risks and costs.” ….