The United Nations delivered an interim report on the climate commitments made under the Paris Agreement. And the least we can say is that the copy is largely to be revised. In a note, Antonio Guterres, general secretary ofA, he recalled “ the scientific data was clear: to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 ° C, emissions must be reduced by 45 % by 2030 compared to 2010 “, he has declared.
The Secretary General ofA the alarm bell rang. The approximately 200 signatories to the Paris Agreement had until 31 December 2020 to submit their revised, called-up commitments “ contribution determined at national level “. However, only 75 countries (including members of theEuropean Union), representing only 30 % of global emissions. Second’A, the combined impact of these new contributions would be less than 1 % reduction in emissions by 2030 (compared to 2010). Very far, therefore, from the 45 % needed to stay below 1.5 ° C.