Q&A: UNEP chief Inger Andersen on program priorities and climate change

“Had we acted 10 years ago, we would have needed now to reduce every year our emissions by 3.3%, which would be doable. Because we haven’t acted, we now need to reduce our emissions by 7.6%, which is a stretch —  a massive stretch.”— Inger Andersen, executive director, UNEP

Earth Overshoot Day 2019: Humanity has already used up the planet's allowance of natural resources for the entire year

It means that for the rest of 2019, all the energy that people use is unsustainable in the long term and that the planet has absorbed as many carbon emissions as it can.

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