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IEA calls for global action on climate change

A report by the IEA says the world must do more to prevent rising temperatures

The world must do more to halt rising temperatures as global Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) hit record levels the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. At the launch of its new report, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, the IEA warned that we are not on track to limit global temperature rises to within two degrees Celsius. This is the critical temperature rise level at which climate change scientists say catastrophic climate change could ensue on a global scale. The IEA said new estimates for global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2012 showed a 1.4% increase globally, reaching a record high of 31.6 gigatonnes (GT). IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven said this was u

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