Climate Diplomacy Day in Botswana
Press briefing of the ambassadors of Europeen Union countries for the Climate Diplomacy Day.
This December, the 195 member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Paris for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). The objective of the COP 21 is to find a legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction to maintain global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.
The Ambassadors of France, Germany, United Kingdom and the European Union in Botswana collectively invited media representatives for a breakfast conference in order to raise awareness about climate change among Botswana’s population in view of the Paris conference this year.
The European Union is currently emitting around 10% of global emissions with their share in global GHG emissions falling. In 2014, EU leaders adopted the “2030 Climate and Energy Framework”, targeting to achieve at least 40% domestic greenhouse gas emission reductions on 1990 levels by 2030 while increasing the share of renewable energy to at least 27%. For the long-term, Europe has fixed the goal of reducing its emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050.
Reminder: By 2012, the average global surface temperature was 0.85 degrees higher than in 1880 according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Each of the past three decades has been warmer than any preceding decade since records began in 1850. Today, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is at its highest level for at least 800,000 years.
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