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Response: NDCs – Nationally Determined Contributions

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NDCs:  Nationally Determined Contributions

Summary

  • Under the Paris Agreement (Article 4, paragraph 2) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, 196 countries promised to set targets for reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions. The system was called Nationally Determine Contributions or NDCs, to keep the world well below 2°C; preferably no more than 1.5°C warming.

Then, we all set about comprehensively failing to implement event those measures. We’re currently on track to reach 5°C* by the end of century.” – Dave Borlice (Video 1; * includes unstoppable tipping points).

 

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Summary

  • Under the Paris Agreement (Article 4, paragraph 2) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, 196 countries promised to set targets for reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions. The system was called Nationally Determine Contributions or NDCs, to keep the world well below 2°C; preferably no more than 1.5°C warming.

Then, we all set about comprehensively failing to implement event those measures. We’re currently on track to reach 5°C* by the end of century.” – Dave Borlice (Video 1; * includes unstoppable tipping points).

 

Fig. 1: (Ministry for the Environment)

“New Zealand’s Paris Agreement target is inconsistent with the Government’s goal of keeping the average temperature increase to within 1.5°C, officials have told ministers. The advice from the Ministry for the Environment was given to Climate Change Minister James Shaw in February and obtained by Stuff under the Official Information Act.

“Shaw was told the target allows some 85 million tonnes more emissions between 2021 and 2030 than would be compatible with a 1.5°C goal – putting the country over budget by about one year’s current emissions.” –  Stuff July 2020

Video 1: The 2021 Emissions Gap Report outlines the failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep the planet in a safe operating temperature.
Fig. 2: New Zealand is also subsidising high greenhouse gas emissions industries, by giving the agricultural sector a 100% discount until 2026, and then a massive 95% discount thereafter (Image: Nature journal)
Fig. 3: (Ministry for the Environment)

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