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Data Drive: A carbon-space crunch

A new report from UNFCCC shows that instead of growing by 10.6% by 2030 against 2010 levels under the current path, emissions need to fall 43% from a 2019 baseline for any meaningful effort towards the ‘1.5oC warming by 2100’ goal.

Data Drive: A carbon-space crunch
Even when a 50% likelihood of achieving this cap is considered, current global commitments will yield enough emissions between 2020 and 2030 to use up 86% of the carbon space remaining, and the world will exhaust the remainder in just two years. (IE)

A new report from UNFCCC shows that instead of growing by 10.6% by 2030 against 2010 levels under the current path, emissions need to fall 43% from a 2019 baseline for any meaningful effort towards the ‘1.5oC warming by 2100’ goal.

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Even when a 50% likelihood of achieving this cap is considered, current global commitments will yield enough emissions between 2020 and 2030 to use up 86% of the carbon space remaining, and the world will exhaust the remainder in just two years.

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First published on: 28-10-2022 at 04:15 IST