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The Emissions Gap Report is UNEP's spotlight report launched annually in advance of the annual Climate negotiations.

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The Emissions Gap Report is UNEP's spotlight report launched annually in advance of the annual Climate negotiations.

  • Ahead of COP28, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report titled ‘Emissions Gap Report 2023

Emissions Gap Report

  • The Report (EGR) series tracks world progress in limiting global warming well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement.
  • Since 2010, it has provided an annual science-based assessment of the gap between estimated future global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
    • If countries implement their climate mitigation pledges, and where they should be to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
  • Each year, the report also highlights key opportunities to bridge the emissions gap, tackling a specific issue of interest.
  • With the aim to inform the climate negotiations among UN Member States, the EGR is launched every year ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP).

United Nations Environment Programme

  • The United Nations Environment Programme is responsible for coordinating responses to environmental issues within the United Nations system.
  • It was established by Maurice Strong, its first director, after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in June 1972.

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