Next 15 years vital for taming warming: UN panel
PARIS (AFP) - The next 15 years will be vital in determining whether global warming can be limited to 2 degC (3.6F) by 2100, with energy and transport presenting the heftiest challenges, according to a draft UN report.
"Delaying mitigation through 2030 will increase the challenges.... and reduce the options," warns a summary of the report seen by AFP.
The draft is the third volume in a long-awaited trilogy by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a Nobel-winning group of scientists.
Major efforts are needed to brake the growth in carbon emissions for a good chance to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100, says the summary.