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Kristine Garrett | 15 December, 2020, 04:08

But the lack of near-term detail means the planet is still on track for climate catastrophe. It is vital to appreciate that committing to climate goals is not quite donning a hair shirt: transitioning to that goal through a low-carbon economy offers vast opportunities for innovation, investment and growth.

All parties must submit ambitious mid-century targets for achieving net-zero global emissions, he said.

The summit was attended by leaders from over 70 countries, who discussed more ambitious plans to combat global warming. Today's commitments will clearly show that we are entering a new age - one of increased climate ambition and real action.

But lurking behind the Paris Agreement was the understanding that those ambitious plans would not actually achieve the agreed-upon worldwide goal of limiting global warming to an increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, says Alden Meyer, a senior associate with E3G, a European climate change think tank. "We are not moving fast enough, but we are moving". "We are stepping up cooperation with the European Union in the areas of energy efficiency, development of hydrogen energy and renewable energy sources, fair transformation of the coal sector and development of a national greenhouse gas emission allowance trading system", the President noted.

"The US will return to the Paris Agreement on the first day of my presidency, and I will immediately begin working with my counterparts around the world to do everything I can, including convening the leaders of the largest economies for a climate summit.in my first 100 days in office, "Biden said in a statement".

The European Union and United Kingdom went into the summit with new emissions pledges in hand - in the EU's case after a diplomatic tussle.

The research states that New Zealand "will come nowhere close to meeting the IPCC's recommendation that countries reduce emissions to 45 per cent below 2010 levels by 2030".

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will cut emissions by 65% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.

Italy will donate €30 million ($36 million) to the U.N. Adaptation Fund.

The iconic Palace of Culture in the Polish capital Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, is lit green to mark the 5th anniversary of the Paris climate accord.

Tim Cook said 95 of Apple Inc. suppliers committed to transitioning to renewable energy.

"The instruction was that invitations or speaking slots will be given to countries who would make announcements specifically at the summit". "Today was an important step forward, but it's not yet enough".

Until Friday, Brazil's government had been preparing for President Jair Bolsonaro to speak and did not expect his name to be left off the agenda, two people familiar with the matter said.

With the impacts of climate change increasingly stark since the Paris deal was struck - ranging from wildfires in Australia and California to collapsing ice sheets - popular pressure has grown on leaders to listen to warnings from scientists.

"At the current emission rate, our remaining carbon dioxide budget for 1.5 degrees will be completely gone within seven years".

The UK has also pledged £11.6 bln in International Climate Finance over the next five years and announced a new £10 mln commitment to a multilateral Green Recovery Initiative, which will support developing countries to build back better by integrating their climate commitments into economic efforts to recover from the pandemic.

The U.N. chief called the announced USA return to the Paris accord "a very important signal".

"So far, the members of the G20 are spending 50% in their stimulus and rescue packages on sectors linked to fossil fuel production and consumption, than on low-carbon energy", he said.

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