Doha Milestones and Action: COP18/CMP8 Must Increase Short Term Ambition and Establish a Clear Path to 2015

United Nations Environment Programme (2012-10)

Summary The planet is giving warning as to what dangerous climate change looks like – from historic droughts in East Africa, the United States and Mexico, to catastrophic floods in Brazil and China, and heat waves in Europe and elsewhere. The spectre of worldwide food shortages is growing. These warnings are being ignored by governments whose current lack of ambition has the world heading towards 3.5-6°C of warming and runaway climate catastrophe.

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