World headed for nearly 3 degrees Celsius warming if drastic steps not taken: UN report

Updated: Nov 20 2023 10:18PM

New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) The world is headed for a temperature rise of around 3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century even if countries fully implement their nationally-determined contributions (NDCs) or action plans to reduce emission of planet-warming gases, according to a new report released by the United Nations on Monday.

Countries need to cut emissions by 28 per cent to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and by 42 per cent to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal, United Nations Environment Programme's Emissions Gap Report 2023, titled "Broken Record", said.

The report released ahead of the 28th session of the annual UN climate talks or COP28 in Dubai said global emissions rose by 1.2 per cent in 2021-2022.