Rich nations’ climate plans fall short of hopes for Paris summit

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: August 12, 2015

Year of Publication: 2015

Publisher: Thomson Reuters

Author(s): Alister Doyle

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With Australia submitting its strategy earlier in the week, Reuters used the pledges of developed nations to calculate if cuts will meet targets for the U.N. summit in Paris. The conclusion, the pledges fall well short of what is needed.

Developed nations are on track to cut their greenhouse emissions by almost 30 percent by 2030, Reuters calculations show, falling far short of a halving suggested by a U.N. panel of scientists as a fair share to limit climate change.

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