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News in Brief 31 October 2022

  • UN chief deeply saddened after tragedy in Seoul stampede
  • Global labour market to deteriorate amid Ukraine war shocks: ILO
  • Progress, but more needed by oil and gas giants to reduce methane emissions
Emissions at a manufacturing complex in Toronto, Canada. (file)
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UN emissions report: World on course for more than 3 degree spike, even if climate commitments are met

Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, warns a report from the UN Environment Programme, released on Tuesday. 

UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

“Everyone is responsible” moving climate agenda forward

“Everyone is responsible” for moving the climate change agenda forward following last month’s historic agreement in Paris.

That’s the view of Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, widely accepted to be the author of the whole “sustainable development” concept.

More than 190 countries agreed to limit global temperature rises due to emissions to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

The first female Prime Minster of Norway is now UN Foundation Board Vice Chair, and she was awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2016 on Tuesday.