The event, due to run until 13 December, builds on more than a year of political unrest surrounding the ratification of the Paris Agreement and how nations can limit global warming to 1.5C. It is due to receive more than 29,000 visitors. Having had more than a year to consider the implications of the IPCC’s landmark report on warming of “C and 1.5C, nations and businesses alike are being urged to use the summit as a platform to set more ambitious climate targets. This call to action has only intensified in recent days, after the UN published its ‘emissions gap’ report – a document which re-iterates research suggesting that the world will be on track for an estimated 3.4C temperature rise if national Paris Agreement contributions remain unchanged. With this in mind, this article rounds up all the key news and views from day one of COP25.
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