The States’ engagement in the COP21 might not be sufficient says the UN

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The commitments taken by the different States to reduce greenhouse gaz emissions by 2030 may not be sufficient as for today.

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) analyzed the environmental impact of public policies in different States and the promises made ​​by the different countries before the COP21. The international conference that is taking place in Paris from November 30th to December 11th will hopefully be a big step forward for environmental issues worldwide.

In the year 2010, almost 200 countries signed in to limit the global warming to a 2°C raise, in comparison with the pre industrial period. This goal assumes that the Paris conference speeds the efforts made to stop climate change. The conference aims to limit global emissions to 42 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year by 2030 .

Alas, according to UNEP, national environmental policies that limit the carbon dioxyde release should result in a 54 billion tons of CO2 in 2030, an excess of 12 billion tons in total.

These doubts pointed by the UN show the hypocrisy of the different polluting States in this conference.

Léa Raccah, IEJ 3E, Group 1

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