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High Scientific Council / Governments ‘Too Slow’ Implementing Emissions Reduction Measures

By David Dalton
7 October 2019

Governments ‘Too Slow’ Implementing Emissions Reduction Measures
Electricity generation is dominated by fossil fuels with coal and gas responsible for 63% of total production. Coal-fired power plant photo courtesy IEA.
Governments are still much too slow in implementing important measures that are needed to reach vital targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a group of nuclear experts has said.

The European Nuclear Society’s High Scientific Council said in a position paper it was concerned to see that commitments taken by countries as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement will lead to a 3C increase in global temperatures.

The Paris Agreement calls for the increase in the global average temperature to be kept well below 2C above pre-industrial levels.

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