Nations must double their planned climate targets as a condition for reaching the Paris Accord minimum thresholds, according to a new UN report that cautions that, while cutting emissions, the pace of progress remains lagging short of the quotas needed.

A new UN report, which will review all national obligations that signatories to the Paris Agreement submitted by July 30, concludes that by 2030 they would lead to a nearly 16 percent rise in emissions from 2010 levels.

Scientists say that unless the world does meet the Paris climate agreement’s most ambitious goal of stopping global temperature increase to 1.5 C by 2100, it will get to rapidly start dramatically reducing emissions and stopping admitting more into the atmosphere by 2050 than can be absorbed.

Experts have already claimed the planet warmed by 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times.

“We need a 45 per cent cut in emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century,”Antonio Guterres

“We need a 45 per cent cut in emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the meeting, hosted by US President Joe Biden.

As per the end of July, 113 countries, including the United States and the EU, had provided updates of their emissions targets, also known as nationally established contributions or NDCs.

The current global effort is still going in the wrong direction, with countries forecast in 2030 to emit more carbon than in 2010, with global warming projected to edge toward 2.7 C (2.8 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century.

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Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement , often referred to as the Paris Accords or the Paris Climate Accords, is an international treaty on climate change, adopted in 2015. It covers climate change mitigation, (wikipedia)

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European Union

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2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, (wikipedia)