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Mitigate or flee?

Posted on 09. Jul, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Mitigation, UNFCCC, displacement

Mitigate or flee?

As countries struggle to even agree to negotiate (!), the sea-level rises at the same rhythm as the global emissions. In their paralysis – their inability to move – the world leaders are exposing more and more people to danger, depriving them of their livelihoods and their security.

When gaps become abyss

Posted on 15. Jun, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in Mitigation, UNFCCC

When gaps become abyss

In 2007, the IPCC stated that if we want to keep the increase of the global temperature below 2°C, developed countries have to reduce their emissions between 25 and 40% by 2020 (relative to 1990 levels). However, the current voluntary commitments of the developed countries stand far from this range. The European Union is calling it the “ambition gap” and NGOs in the Climate Action Network call it the “gigatonne gap”. No matter what you call it – the gaps needs to be closed – and fast.


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