The report, United in Science, shows that greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise to record highs. Fossil fuel emission rates are now above pre-pandemic levels after a temporary drop due to lockdowns. Emissions reduction pledges for 2030 need to be seven times higher to meet the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.
United in Science provides an overview of the most recent science related to climate change, impacts and responses. The science is clear – urgent action is needed to mitigate emissions and adapt to our changing climate, explains the report. The World Climate Research Programme is proud to have provided input to the report, alongside contributions from the Global Atmosphere Watch (WMO), the World Weather Research Programme (WMO); the UN Environment Programme, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Global Carbon Project; the UK Met Office, and Urban Climate Change Cities. It includes relevant headline statements from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report.
The report, available on the WMO website, was launched today with a press conference that can be viewed here.