01 Jun '11, 3pm

UN Climate Secretary Calls for 1.5C Target: At a conference in Spain today, UN climate secretary Christina Figue...

UN Climate Secretary Calls for 1.5C Target: At a conference in Spain today, UN climate secretary Christina Figue...

At a conference in Spain today, UN climate secretary Christina Figueres called on nations to dramatically raise their ambition to meet the carbon reduction targets that science demands. "Two degrees is not enough – we should be thinking of 1.5C. If we are not headed to 1.5 we are in big, big trouble," she said according to the Guardian . 1.5 C is the temperature target most associated with the carbon concentration target of 350 ppm. From our first day of action in October 2009, to the recent months of preparation for this year's "Moving Planet," 350.org has been a strong advocate for "1.5 to Stay Alive." We're celebrating today with the over 100 nations that have endorsed 350 and 1.5 -- there's a lot of work still to be done, but getting the head of the UN climate process to call attention to the 1.5C target is an important first step. Of course, we'll be looking for Figue...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/un-climate-secretary-ca...

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