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  • 14. Dezember 2020

    Paris Agreement Zero Carbon

    The CCC advised Wales to have a tougher task and reduce its emissions by 95% by 2050. The Welsh Government accepted the recommendation and expressed its ambition to go further to zero. Notes: In October 2020, Japan announced its net zero target for 2050. Japan is the world`s fifth largest emitter and depends on coal for one-third of its electricity production. The net zero target requires significant investments in renewable energy and a comprehensive review of the country`s existing climate strategy, which focuses heavily on coal energy. It is important that the time to reach net zero emissions be significant if we refer only to CO2 or if we refer to all major greenhouse gases (including methane, protein and „F gases“ such as fluorocarbons, commonly known as CFCs). For non-co2 emissions, the net date is zero later, because some of those emissions — such as methane from agricultural sources — are a little more difficult to release. However, these powerful but short-lived gases will increase temperatures in the short term and could push temperature change much earlier beyond the 1.5 degree limit. Here we look at what a net zero target means, science declares behind net zero and discuss countries that have already made such commitments. Notes: Previous administrations have said that Costa Rica will be carbon neutral by 2021, which… it did not happen. In February 2019, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada presented a package of climate measures. A long-term strategy presented to the United Nations in December confirmed the target of net zero emissions for 2050.

    The country is regularly acclaimed for receiving almost all of the electricity generated from renewable energy sources, including hydropower, but citizens still need gasoline and diesel to get around. A decree on e-mobility adopted in 2018 is expected to change that. The principle that rich nations should play a leading role in climate change is enshrined in the 1992 Un Convention on Climate Change and was reaffirmed in the Paris Agreement. So when science says „global net zero until the middle of the century,“ there is a strong moral argument for developed countries to take an earlier date. Notes: President Sebastian Piéera announced that the country would be carbon neutral in June 2019.


    Verfasst von Stefan Oberhauser

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