Published today as a paper in the journal Bioscience, it contains six critical steps to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and 29 “vital signs” to track progress. These signs of life are in the form of graphs that document various human activities over the past 40 years that have contributed to climate change, such as energy consumption, deforestation and air transport. The diagrams also include the resulting climatic effects, such as .B, increased CO2 and sea ice losses. Under the 2016 Paris Agreement, many countries pledged to limit CO2 emissions that were not ambitious enough to limit warming to or below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Climate Action Tracker follows the countries that have signed the Pact to assess whether they are on track to achieve their goals. The Gambia`s target is 6 million tonnes of carbon; the United States is 1,800 billion tonnes. Heads of state and government from around the world will meet in New York on Monday for the climate summit. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the aim of the summit was to encourage countries to take a serious say on climate change. “Abandoning the Paris agreement is cruel for future generations,” said Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the World Resources Institute, about the Trump administration`s decision to formally withdraw the United States from the agreement. The U.S.
will lose much stronger jobs and economy that will bring a low-carbon future, Steer said in a statement. “The good thing about this report is that it`s very easy to know which countries are running and which countries are lagging behind,” Watson says. “We are already seeing great effects from climate change. Waiting to act only locks us in higher temperatures and worsening shocks,” he says. But like many poor countries, the West African nation will suffer from rising sea levels, drought and other pressures in a warming world. And it is already facing its own development challenges; about half of the population lives in poverty. “Current climate and energy policy is too weak to reverse global emissions trends,” she said. “Policies have been successful to varying degrees in the use of low-carbon technologies such as solar, wind and electric vehicles.