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Every country can make a difference – but carbon reductions need to be realistic and fair

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🗞️ Driving the news: The world's significant economic players are gathering in Delhi for the pivotal G20 summit this weekend
The spotlight is on limiting the global temperature rise in the face of evident climate chaos

🔭 The context: The global aim revolves around the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's carbon budget: a limit to prevent surpassing a 1.5C increase
Given the current trajectory, the world has less than five years before this budget is exceeded

🌎 Why does it matter for the planet: The commitments of the G20, or lack thereof, can make or break global climate efforts

⏭️ What's next: Discussions during the summit will explore how each nation can transition in alignment with their historical emissions and unique situations
The emphasis will be on equitable distribution, especially considering countries like India with minimal historical impact but rapidly increasing emissions

💬 One quote: "This weekend’s G20 summit gives an opportunity to build political momentum and formulate plans for concrete action among high-emitting countries" (Sven Teske, Institute for Sustainable Futures)

📈 One stat: The G20 countries alone produce 80% of the world’s emissions

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