PhD candidate at the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente
Recently, a United Nations report called for a carbon-neutral world by 2050 if the world wanted to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conveyed a strong warning on the ongoing consequences of the global mean temperature increasing by 1 degree.
The report examined the dangerous effects of climate change if the world grew warmer by just 1.5 degrees more than the preindustrial era, which could be reached as early as 2030 and no later than 2050.
Under the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change, 177 countries submitted their first Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to limit global warming.
Yet, even their aggregate targets would not be enough to avoid warming by 2 degrees.
In the energy sector, implementing the NDCs wo...
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