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Forum Post: G7 fossil-fuel pledge: what’s the plan?

Posted 2 years ago on June 28, 2015, 11:06 a.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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The G7 members have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year 2100, according to proposals outlined in June 2015.

They share this goal with the United Nations, with both organisations following a target set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

However, some non-governmental organisations (NGO) are asking for the same goal to be reached, but 50 years earlier.

The G7’s plan In addtion to phasing out fossil fuel by 2100, the G7 has agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve a global target of no more than a 2 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures worldwide.

Individual targets European Union (EU)

By 2030, the EU would like 27 percent of the energy consumed to be renewable.

It’s targets are to increase the use of renewable energies to 27 percent by 2030 and to reduce greenhouse-gas usage by 40 percent within the same time frame.

In the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies it is outlined that greenhouse gas emissions will be cut by 80 percent by 2050. There will also be a 17-21 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 2005 levels. This, the EU says, which be “achieved through energy saving:http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/2030/index_en.htm.

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http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/09/g7-fossil-fuel-pledge-what-s-the-plan/

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[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

Here's the plan: Keep making incredible plans and programs that have a timeline far enough out that no one will hold them accountable if it doesnt happen.

Any plan in politics that is based further out than two years should be taken as nothing but pr, because 99% of the time thats all it is.

[-] 0 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

absolutely agree !!