Yesterday the UN body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Change, released its latest report on the pace of global warming — and it made for some grim reading.
It urged a "transformational shift" in the way we live if we are to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, including an end to coal fired power in just 22 years.
But that's not all — everything would have to change, from agriculture and land use, to transport and the built environment.
What's the chances of that happening?
Featuring Professor Deo Prasad
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In December last year, the world negotiated and adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. For the first time, all countries – rich and poor, large and small – agreed to take universal action to limit global warming to 1.5-2°C, to achieve net zero emissions, and to increase resilience to the emerging impacts of climate change.
This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation. It highlights the opportunities and challenges for Canada to exceed its Paris Agreement target.