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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13

Climate change is today a reality in every country and continent around the globe  Tweet This!, disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Rising sea level, changing weather patterns and extreme weather events are only some of its impacts, affecting mostly the poorest and most vulnerable people.

Key facts:

  • Average global temperature increased, from 1880 to 2012, by 0.85°C.
  • The global average sea level rose, from 1901 to 2010, by 19 cm.
  • Given today’s greenhouse gas emissions, by the end of the current century the increase in global temperature will possibly exceed 1.5°C.
  • Since 1990, global CO2 emissions have increased by nearly 50%. 

Urgent action must be taken globally to fight climate change and its impacts, including the following:

  • increase the use of renewable energy sources
  • help developing countries move to a low-carbon economy
  • support behavioural, institutional and technological changes
  • implement the Paris Agreement and limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius

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References:

This article is based on published information by the UN. For the sake of readability, we did not use brackets or ellipses. However, we made sure that the extra or missing words did not change the publication’s meaning. If you would like to quote these written sources from the original please revert to the following link:

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change-2/

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