GLOBAL STOCKTAKE (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env & Eco)

News-CRUX-10     9th September 2023        
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Context: The synthesis report of the first Global Stocktake was recently released by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).

Global Stocktake

  • About: ‘Global stocktake’ refers to a proposed five-yearly review of the impact of countries’ climate change actions. Under the Paris Agreement, every country must present a climate action plan in five-yearly cycles.
  • First cycle: Under the Paris Agreement, the first global stocktake was to be happened in 2023. 
  • Also recognized: The stocktake also recognises that money needs to be made available for Loss and Damage and energy transition in developing countries.

Key points of the report

  • Global efforts on climate crisis are falling short of meeting the Paris Agreement goals of keeping global warming under 2 degrees C (over pre-industrial levels) and pursuing efforts to keep it under 1.5 degrees C.
  • There is a rapidly narrowing window to raise ambition and implement existing commitments in order to limit warming to 1.5°C .
  • Action is needed to increase both the mitigation ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions and the implementation of measures to achieve their targets.