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UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2015 , a key document in negotiations at the Paris climate meeting, assessed 119 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change . These pledges, combined with existing measures, could cut up to 10 gigatonnes of emissions (GtCO2e) per year by 2030. However, this is half what is needed to have a likely chance of limiting global warming to 2°C target this century, beyond which serious climate impacts can be expected. The report notes that enhanced energy efficiency in buildings, industry and transport, and increased renewable energy, are critical to closing the gap. As these sectors account for around 40 per cent of global energy use, UNEP works closely with its partners and governments to accelerate action in these areas. In the last two years, UNEP provided assistance to 31 countrie...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/annualreport/2015/en/climate-change.html

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