Resolution calling for Global Action to address Climate Crisis
1. Nations worldwide agreed to keep global temperatures to below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialized levels to avoid the most severe impacts of a changing climate through the Paris Agreement, adopted in the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at its 21st Session in Paris, France in 2015.
2. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2018, their “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC”, that concluded that: “human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels” and that such target can be achieved only through global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from human sources of 40 to 60 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, and net-zero global emissions by 2050, through “rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure, and industrial systems.1 ”