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Accélérer les mesures pour contrer les changements climatiques

BONN – En décembre, à Paris, les dirigeants mondiaux se sont réunis pour s’entendre sur un ensemble d’objectifs et de filières de réduction de la teneur en carbone de l’économie mondiale et l’accroissement de notre capacité d’adaptation aux changements climatiques. Ce fut là un jalon historique, mais ce n’était qu’un début. Tous les pays — avec l’aval des villes, du secteur privé et des citoyens — doivent désormais s’employer à remplir leurs promesses et à stabiliser les changements climatiques.

La nécessité de mesures immédiates et concertées ne peut être exagérée. Le moindre retard amènera son lot des conséquences négatives qui continueront de se cumuler.

Non seulement elles causeront de terribles souffrances, surtout au sein des populations les plus vulnérables du monde, mais elles se répercuteront sur les prochaines décennies, augmentant de plus en plus les coûts de l’objectif principal de maintenir la température de la Planète en dessous de 2 ° C (par rapport aux niveaux préindustriels).

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