50:50 chance of global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C

2 years ago

Why is a more ambitious climate action urgently needed?

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) considers that there is a 50% chance that the 1.5°C threshold will be reached in the next 5 years, according to its latest update issued on Tuesday, May 9, 2022.

The WMO estimates at 93% the probability that at least one year between the period 2022-2026 will become the warmest year on record.

These figures have been made available thanks to the combination of renowned scientists from around the world, with the best prediction systems of the major climate centers.

Since 2015, this possibility of exceeding 1.5ºC has been steadily increasing with only a 10% exceedance considered for the period 2017-2021.

The importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions

“This study shows – with a high level of scientific skill – that we are getting measurably closer to temporarily reaching the lower target of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The 1.5°C figure is not some random statistic. It is rather an indicator of the point at which climate impacts will become increasingly harmful for people and indeed the entire planet,” said WMO Secretary-General Prof. Petteri Taalas.

“For as long as we continue to emit greenhouse gases, temperatures will continue to rise. And alongside that, our oceans will continue to become warmer and more acidic, sea ice and glaciers will continue to melt, sea level will continue to rise and our weather will become more extreme. Arctic warming is disproportionately high and what happens in the Arctic affects all of us,” said Prof. Taalas.

Reducing the carbon footprint in freight transportation

Since Ecconetwork’s beginnings, we have associated our activity to sustainability by generating an ambitious environmental project to reduce the emissions produced by the transportation of our clients’ goods.

Combining innovation and cutting-edge technology, we have created our digital platform, that can calculate and reduce emissions in transport by searching for alternatives of less contaminating optional routes, as well as the use of the most appropriate means of transport for each case. We have obtained calculation figures of more than 400,000 tons of CO2, in addition to reductions with alternatives that have exceeded 100,000 tons.

We are already present in more than 30 countries, and we have generated a community of logistics companies that are expected to reduce more than 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions for this year 2022, and with the objective of calculating more than 1 million tons of CO2.

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