Delayed climate action will cost us: report

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An agreement by almost 200 nations to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 will be far more costly than taking action now to tackle climate change, according to research published on 2 January 2013.

“If you delay action by 10, 20 years you significantly reduce the chances of meeting the 2 degree target,” said Keywan Riahi, one of the authors of the report at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Keywan Riahi was discussing the findings published in the science journal Nature based on 500 computer-generated scenarios.

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