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Heating up

By News Desk
May 25, 2024
 
Heating up

It seems the ongoing hot spell in Pakistan is not being treated seriously. It is true that greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever. To achieve net-zero global emissions in 25 years — which scientists say is necessary to avoid warming above two degrees Celsius by the middle of the century — countries must embrace rapid, substantial and sustained reductions in emissions. Eight developing countries have already achieved net-zero emissions: Bhutan, Comoros, Gabon, Guyana, Madagascar, Niue, Panama and Suriname.

Pakistan needs to submit new and improved targets and goals when it comes to emissions reductions. The government should seek to meet these targets in large part by taking advantage of technological advances and turning to renewable sources of energy, which are becoming ever cheaper and more efficient.

Dr Najeeb A Khan

Massachusetts

USA