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UN Global Outlook Report 2019

“The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) have been working together since 2014 to support countries in developing their national climate plans –Nationally Determined Contributions for the Paris Agreement or NDCs.” – The Heat is On – Taking Stock of Global Climate Ambition – “So far, temperatures are already up about 1.0°C from pre-industrial times and the last four years were the warmest on record – including July 2019, which was the hottest month of all. And there are ever starker signs of harmcaused by climate change. Coral reefs are dying, Arctic sea ice is shrinking, and sea levels are rising, while droughts, floods, and hurricanes grow more severe…

2020 is emerging as a critical year for galvanising support from across all of society for bolder climate action so that greater ambition is locked in as quickly as possible. In order to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, decisions need to be taken and enacted within the next two years…”

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