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EU Responses to Climate Change 2022

Limiting Global Warming: a matter of 2°C increase

Average global temperatures have risen significantly since the industrial revolution and the last decade (2011–2020) was the warmest decade on record. Of the 20 warmest years, 19 have occurred since 2000.

Data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service shows that 2020 was also the warmest year on record for Europe. The majority of evidence indicates that this is due to the rise of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) produced by human activity.

The average global temperature is today 0.95 to 1.20 °C higher than at the end of the 19th century. Scientists consider an increase of 2°C compared to pre-industrialised levels as a threshold with dangerous and catastrophic consequences for climate and the environment.

This is why the international community agrees that global warming needs to stay well below a 2°C increase.

To read more on climate change 2022 please click on the following link https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20180703STO07129/eu-responses-to-climate-change      


Climate Conversation- Climate Action Plan 2021

The Climate Action Plan is Ireland’s roadmap to becoming a climate-neutral economy and resilient society by 2050 (see the 2019 Climate Action Plan). This means that the number of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere is dramatically reduced and is balanced by the amount removed by our land, forestry, or technology. Becoming a climate-resilient society will help us to cope with the impacts of a changing climate.

To read more on this conversation please click on the following link https://climateconversations.citizenspace.com/decc/climateactionplan2021/ Thank you!