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The Paris Agreement demands climate action
by Simon Upton, OECD Environment Director

In a remarkable show of solidarity, 177 countries have now signed the Paris Agreement and 16 of them have already deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval. However, the jury remains out on whether countries will scale up their action sufficiently quickly to achieve the Paris Agreement’s long-term aims to limit the extent of climate change to “well below 2°C”.

Video - It’s time to act on climate change


Two decades after the Rio Earth Summit, greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever and pledges to cut carbon beyond 2020, even if met, will not be enough to limit the global temperature rise to a safe level. If we want to reach zero net emissions by the end of the century, we must align our policies for a low-carbon economy, put a price on carbon everywhere, spend less subsidising fossil fuels and invest more in clean energy.

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