Understand SDG's No.13
There is no country that is not experiencing the drastic effects of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 percent higher than in 1990.
Global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system, which threatens irreversible consequences if we do not act, (A Report by IPCC, 2019).
It is still possible, with strong political will, increased investment, and using existing technology, to limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, aiming at 1.5°C, but this requires urgent and ambitious collective action.
1. As of 2017 humans are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels.
2. Sea levels have risen by about 20 cm (8 inches) since 1880 and are projected to rise another 30–122 cm (1 to 4 feet) by 2100.
3. To limit warming to 1.5C, global net CO2 emissions must drop by 45% between 2010 and 2030, and reach net zero around 2050.
4. Climate pledges under The Paris Agreement cover only one third of the emissions reductions needed to keep the world below 2°C, (UNEP findings, 2019)