UN report: Total greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 reached 53.5 billion tons, the highest in history

[Global Network Reporter Qu Tengfei] The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released a report on November 27, local time, the total global greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 It is 53.5 billion tons, the highest in history. If no further measures are taken, greenhouse gas emissions will increase further.

Japan’s NHK TV reported on the 28th that according to the report, the total global greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 was 53.5 billion tons, an increase of 1.3% over 2016. And if the international community does not take further measures, the total greenhouse gas emissions will increase to 590 tons in 2030.

The report also stated that in order to minimize the impact on the climate, the global temperature increase must be controlled within 2 degrees. To this end, the total global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to 40 billion tons by 2030, and countries must significantly increase their emission reduction targets.

UNEP’s New York office director Satya said, “We have no time, and the sooner we act, the better we can produce good results”.

According to reports, this report will be submitted to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland on December 2.

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