Better, But Not Good Enough: National Climate Pledges
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Oct, 2021 ) :Six years ago, nearly every country in the world set targets for reducing their carbon emissions -- but the sum total of their pledges fell far short of what was needed to keep the planet from dangerously overheating.
That first raft of "nationally determined contributions" (NDCs) -- many conditioned on financing and technical support -- under the 2015 Paris Agreement would have seen Earth heat up three to four degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The treaty called for a cap of "well below" 2C.
Under the deal's "ratchet" mechanism, signatories review and renew their emission-cutting plans every five years.