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World behind on almost every policy required to cut carbon

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: A new report, "State of Climate Action 2023," reveals that the world is significantly lagging in almost every policy area needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
• This includes the phasing out of coal, reducing deforestation, and expanding public transport
The report emphasizes the urgency of these actions to avoid the worst impacts of climate breakdown

🔭 The context: The report examines global progress in various climate policies and measures their effectiveness against the goals of limiting global warming
• It highlights the disparity between current efforts and the necessary pace of change to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The report stresses the need for immediate action and the implementation of effective policies to meet the Paris Agreement targets

⏭️ What's next: The report calls for transformative changes across all sectors within this decade
• Key recommendations include retiring 240 coal-fired power plants annually, constructing extensive public transport systems, halting deforestation, and increasing solar and wind power growth

💬 One quote: "Global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C are lacklustre at best. There’s no time left to tinker at the edges. Instead, we need immediate, transformational changes across every single sector this decade" (Sophie Boehm, lead author of the report)

📈 One stat: The report highlights that public funding for fossil fuels continues, with subsidies almost doubling from 2020 rates, reaching the highest levels in nearly a decade contradicting the commitments to limit global heating to 1.5°C

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