The report comes just before the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus
…The “Up in Smoke” report said
…The report also details the possible effects on individual countries in the region, particularly poorer communities. The UN said keeping greenhouse gases at the current levels would still result in a temperature rise beyond 2100 of at least 2 degrees Celsius, and a sea level increase of at least 40 centimeters.
The report “recommends that the international community commit to meaningful and mandatory emissions cuts to ensure that global temperature increases stay below 2 degrees Celsius,” Greenpeace said in an e-mailed statement. The
The declaration follows a pledge by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to expand forest cover by 10 million hectares over the same time frame. Civic groups have said increasing forest cover isn't enough and emissions targets need to be set. Climate change may continue for centuries, and governments will have to spend billions of dollars annually to slow warming and adapt to its effects, a United Nations panel said on Saturday.