by Vikas ShuklaNovember 20, 2014, 6:44 am

November 20, 2014 11:45 AM

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The world has until 2070 to bring down net carbon emissions to zero to avoid irreversible climate change impacts, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said in a report. Carbon emissions are still rising at an alarming rate despite countries pledging to cut emissions. More action is required to rein in climate change.

The Emissions Gap Report describes the level of carbon emissions that can be managed. It says that the global temperature shouldn’t rise more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) from pre-Industrial Revolution level to the end of 21st century. Warming of 2 degrees Celsius or more from the...

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