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17th September 2021, 20:31

​Despite all the promises to take action, the world is still on course to heat up to dangerous levels

Despite all the promises to take action, the world is still on course to heat up to dangerous levels. That's the latest blunt assessment of the United Nations.

Its experts have studied the climate plans of more than 100 countries and concluded that we're heading in the wrong direction. Scientists recently confirmed that to avoid the worst impacts of hotter conditions, global carbon emissions needed to be cut by 45% by 2030.

But this new analysis shows that those emissions are set to rise by 16% during this period.

That could eventually lead to a temperature rise of 2.7C above pre-industrial times, which is far above the limits set by the international community.

One month ago, the Gibraltar Government said its plan to do its part to tackle the climate emergency is ready and would be published within weeks.