Highlights 67% of CO₂ emissions from eight economies All bar Europe yet to commit to Paris-plus 5% of Paris commitments seen as inadequate London — Of the eight major economies that account for 67% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions , only Europe is gearing up to extend its Paris Agreement commitment after the European Parliament announced a climate emergency Thursday. Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is set to call for EU member states to cut carbon emissions by at least 50% below 1990 levels by 2030, up from a current 40% reduction target. But ahead of the COP25 climate talks in Madrid starting Monday, climate scientists say around 75% of current national plans are inadequate to put the globe on a path that meets the Paris Agreement’s aim of limiting global warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius. Click here for full-size infographic According to […]