1.5 DEGREES CELSIUS #1o5C
CARE calls for a warming limit of 1.5°C. Governments must take concrete steps to put the 1.5°C limit into practice. Taking into account historical and evolving responsibilities, they must build it into future regular stocktakes, and promote pro-poor renewable energies.
Governments must now follow-up the Paris Agreement with increased urgent action to prevent average global warming from rising 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Particularly countries with the highest historical and current responsibilities for GHG emissions need to immediately increase ambition in domestic emissions reductions, along with increasing support for poorer countries to help them accelerate their transition. This is a matter of justice and equity. Such reductions should pave the way towards phasing-out of fossil fuel emissions and investments, accelerate a just transition towards 100% clean renewable energy as soon as possible and before 2050, and simultaneously enhance energy efficiency and consumption.