UN Leader Blasts Shipping, Aviation Climate Targets as Lax (1)

Oct. 14, 2021, 1:40 PM

The head of the United Nations challenged member states and the global body’s own agencies to step up climate goals, saying current targets are far too lax.

Targets set forth for shipping and aviation aren’t aligned with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius set at the 2015 Paris Agreement, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said at a conference in Beijing.

Antonio Guterres
Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

“In fact, they are more consistent with warming way above 3 degrees,” he said. A new set of more ambitious and credible targets “must be an urgent priority” for the UN’s International Civil ...

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