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Climate Finance Bimonthly Newsletter - Issue N°25 - March-April 2014


IN THEIR LATEST REPORT, "Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change", expert members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirm that "global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change". They  also highlight, however, "that it would still be possible, using a wide array of technological measures and changes in behaviour, to limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels [if] major institutional and technological change" was to take place. This report complements the one issued a few weeks before, "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability", which concluded that global warming would likely have "severe and pervasive impacts that may be surprising or irreversible." These effects would play out on all continents and in various areas such as agriculture, health, land and oceanic ecosystems, water and livelihoods.

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