During the 2015 Paris Conference of the Parties to
the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC), governments pledged to limit the
global temperature increase to well below 2°C above preindustrial
levels, to peak emissions as soon as possible,
and to achieve carbon neutrality in the second half of
the century. Yet, even assuming full implementation
of the commitments made by governments in Paris,
the global concentration of greenhouse-gas (GHG)
emissions will lead to a 2.7°C increase in the global
average temperature, which will not meet the 2°C target.
Therefore, more urgent action is needed to further
strengthen the ambitions of the parties as expressed in
the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and
to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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