Presentation and discussion of the key findings of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020.
The UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020 Webinar features presentations and discussion of the key findings of the report. Despite a dip in carbon dioxide emissions in 2020, the world is still heading for a 3.2°C temperature rise this century – far beyond the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C. The webinar sheds light on the extent to which current COVID-19 fiscal rescue and recovery measures support low- or high-carbon development, and discusses the newly announced net-zero emission goals in the context of shorter term ambition and action. Furthermore, it looks into the roles of international shipping and aviation and of behavioral and lifestyle changes in bridging the gap.