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Six actions needed to close Paris emissions gap – ETC

Additional 17-20 Gt of CO2 reductions and 40pc cut in methane emissions necessary to keep 1.5°C target alive

There are six sets of low-cost actions nations could take during the 2020s to deliver the Paris agreement and limit global warming to 1.5°C, according to a report from the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC), a UK-based think tank. Current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement fall far short of those needed to prevent global warming from exceeding that temperature target. An additional 17-20 Gt of CO2 reductions and a 40pc reduction in methane emissions are needed to achieve that objective, according to the report, entitled Keeping 1.5°C Alive: Closing the Gap in the 2020s. These could be achieved if recommendations across six areas are implemented: cutting meth

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