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Climate action must progress far faster to achieve 1.5°C goal

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We need to address the rate in which we are reducing our climate-harmful emissions. Image: Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons

Katie Lebling
Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization, WRI
Johannes Friedrich
Senior Associate, World Resource Institute
Richard Waite
Associate, WRI’s Food Program.
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Crop yields are improving but deforestation is still headed in the wrong direction. Image: Katie Lebling, Kelly Levin, Louise Jeffery, Dan Plechaty, Mengpin Ge, Johannes Friedrich and Richard Waite
Renewable energy electricity generation share
The share of renewables has been rising steadily since 2007. Image: IEA
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Carbon intensity in buildings is on the fall. Image: Climate Action Tracker
Carbon intensity cement production 2030/50 targets
The carbon intensity of cement production is on the rise. Image: Climate Action Tracker (2020)
Global electric vehicles stock 2005 2019
Global electric vehicles stock have spiked since 2014. Image: IEA
Deforestation forest targets tropical primary forests
We are still a long way off targets for 2030 and 2050. Image: Global Forest Watch
GHG emissions agricultural production
GHG emissions for agricultural production is increasing steadily Image: FADSTAT
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