Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

In a new report, the IPCC said the world's temperatures will likely reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 at the current rate of warming.

Thanh noted that in addition to the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Vietnam has issued guidance for the implementation of the agreement focusing on the UN's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Addressing the dialogue, Deputy Minister of MONRE Le Cong Thanh said that as one of the countries heavily impacted by climate change, Vietnam has actively implemented worldwide commitments and made efforts to cope with climate change.

According to the report, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared with 2°C would reduce impacts on ecosystems, human health and well-being, making it easier to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Lee said.

Scientists have said the impacts of climate change, from droughts to rising seas, will be less extreme if temperature rises are curbed at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels than if they climb to 2C, the UN-backed study said.

The global alarm that the United Nations report has sounded about the catastrophic impact of climate change arrived just before a devastating hurricane landed off Florida's panhandle this week.


Trouble in Canberra is afternoon as a presser to deny climate change was cancelled due to an unexpected change in the weather.

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Many people will have taken note of the press statement in November, 2016 by the Minister of the Environment and Housing in the then PLP government in which he committed The Bahamas to taking action on climate change following our ratification of the Paris Agreement. He said he'll certainly consider what the IPCC report has to say.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, was about to announce the Government's rejection of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report's warning to phase out coal-generated power by 2050, when a single hailstone dramatically crushed his lectern.

The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, for instance, by 2100, the global sea level rise would be 10cm lower than a 2 degrees Celsius cap. Half a degree less of warming could even save some of the world's coral reefs.

Following the meeting in the RoK, Vietnam was chosen as the first country to be introduced to this special report. According to the Califonia Coastal Commission in a report released prior to the IPCC announcement, the area around the Venice Canals may see flooding within the next 25 to 50 years. Energy efficiency measures can remove some 67 million tonnes of CO2e in year 2035 and deliver additional environmental benefits, she added.

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