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Climate crisis: UN finds ‘no credible pathway to 1.5C in place’

By Damian Carrington

27 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian details recent findings from a UN report, which "tells us in scientific terms what nature has been telling us all year through deadly floods and raging fires": we need mass reform, now.

There is “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place”, the UN’s environment agency has said, and the failure to reduce carbon emissions means the only way to limit the worst impacts of the climate crisis is a “rapid transformation of societies”.

The UN Environment report analysed the gap between the CO2 cuts pledged by countries and the cuts needed to limit any rise in global temperature to 1.5C, the internationally agreed target. Progress has been “woefully inadequate” it concluded.

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