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We Crossed 1.5 C. Did We Breach the Paris Agreement?

Legal Planet

degrees Fahrenheit) is a target to limit global-average heating that was adopted by nations in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The text of the agreement is actually a little loose. It says the Agreement aims to hold global-average heating “well below 2.0 Q: Does this mean we’ve breached the Paris Agreement target?

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Do Paris Agreement Temperature Goals Address Sea Level Rise and Climate Justice?

Union of Concerned Scientists

In the study, we found that political power dynamics shape international negotiations, that the Paris Agreement temperature goal doesn’t fully account for the dangers of sea level rise, and that climate justice requires fully considering diverse views and experiences of climate change.

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Uncounted Emissions: The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuel Exports

Yale E360

Oil, gas, and coal exports are not counted when countries tally their greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement. This allows wealthy nations to report progress on emissions reduction goals, while shipping their fossil fuels — and the pollution they produce — overseas. Read more on E360 →

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World Bank’s Sector Notes Lack Sufficient Detail to Ensure Full Paris Agreement Alignment

NRDC

The World Bank Group "Paris Alignment" methodology is a mixed picture that encourages the consideration of the needed sectoral transitions but will require more details to fully align with the Paris Agreement.

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Including all types of emissions shortens timeline to reach Paris Agreement temperature targets

Environmental News Bits

Countries around the world pledged in the Paris Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 Read the full story from the University of Washington. degrees Celsius, or, at most, 2 degrees Celsius.

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Shifting Political Winds Threaten Progress on Europe’s Green Goals

Yale E360

Green advocates fear the EU will fail to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement. Shaken by global instability and a populist backlash, European nations are retreating from plans to reduce greenhouse gases, promote sustainable farming practices, and boost biodiversity. Read more on E360 →

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Influential oil company scenarios for combating climate change don’t actually meet the Paris Agreement goals, our new analysis shows

Environmental News Bits

In recent years, they have added visions for how climate change might be addressed, including scenarios that they claim are consistent with the international … Continue reading Influential oil company scenarios for combating climate change don’t actually meet the Paris Agreement goals, our new analysis shows.