Future of the Environment

Emissions cuts in line with Paris Agreement would see benefits ‘within two decades’

'Immediate and strong action on climate change can bring benefits within current lifetimes and not just far into the future.' cap the global temperature increase. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Robert McSweeney

Science Editor, Carbon Brief


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