Interesting article in the Dutch newspaper FD dated September 15, 2018, in which the so-called global ‘Climate Gap’ is explained in more detail. Because of the conclusions of the “Paris agreement” in 2015, nearly 200 countries have submitted a so-called NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions), in which the CO2 targets are mentioned. Practice shows, however, that there are quite a few deviations worldwide. It is worrying to read this interim state of affairs, because we do not seem to keep the future temperature rise below 2 degrees. So action is needed, even though many countries do not yet fully understand this.
See also the analysis and work by the “Climate Action Tracker”; an organisation supported by Ecofys / Navigant; read more ….
See also the graph with the projected temperature development over the coming years, as a function of policy measures and actual actions; read more ….