The race to 'net zero' has become a rallying point for leaders and civil society alike. But this call for action, however shrill, discounts what it means for the rich and poor countries to get the world to the point when, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says, "human activities result in no net effect on the climate system."
Net zero is not part of the Paris Agreement, an international treaty on climate change, adopted in 2015. It emerged as a concept in IPCC's 2018 special report "Global Warming of 1.5°C" (SR1.5), which said global emissions need to be 45 per cent lower than the 2010 levels in 2030 to keep the temperature rise to 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level.
The world must also become a net zero carbon emitter by 2050, the report said.
The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum, Mohali, on Tuesday awarded two-year imprisonment to KJS Ahluwalia, managing director of RKM City in Sector 113, for non-compliance of its 2016 order, wherein he was directed to refund ₹ 14 lakh to a buyer for failure to give possession of a plot.
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