Report: Countries fail to tackle climate change

... the only country in Africa that has taken the necessary measures.

Photo: TRT Haber

Baku, Jale Akbar, İnteraz - 15 September 2021, 17:10

The Climate Action Tracker has released a report.


InterAz informs citing TRT Haber.


According to the report, the only country in Africa that has taken the necessary measures to reduce emissions and stay below the global warming threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius is Gambia, located in Africa.


In the report, which noted that many countries did not take the necessary measures to meet the target accepted under the Paris Climate Agreement, it was stated that among the developed economies, only the UK was close to doing what was enough to meet the 1.5 degree Celsius target and avoid the bad effects of the planet's warming.


In the report, which states that the efforts of the USA, European Union, Germany and Japan are "insufficient". It was emphasized that for the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, global emissions should almost halve by 2030.


On 12 December 2015, 195 countries ratified the Paris Climate Agreement to combat dangerous global warming and climate change.


The first legally binding universal agreement was opened for signature on April 22, 2016, and entered into force on November 4, 2016, after ratification by 55 countries.


The agreement aims to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, and to reduce carbon emissions worldwide by 50 percent by 2030 and to zero by 2050.