UN cli­mate con­fer­ence

The Guardian Weekly - - The Big Story -

Al­most two hun­dred na­tions are meet­ing in Poland over two weeks to try turn the car­bon-cut­ting vi­sion set in Paris in 2015 into re­al­ity.

The past four years have been the hottest on record and global emis­sions are ris­ing again, when they need to fall by half by 2030. Cli­mate ac­tion must be in­creased five­fold to limit warm­ing to the 1.5C sci­en­tists ad­vise.

The World Bank an­nounced its record $100bn of cli­mate fund­ing is to be split equally be­tween projects to cut emis­sions and those pro­tect­ing peo­ple from the floods, storms and droughts that global warm­ing is mak­ing worse.

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