A protest inside the Fiji-hosted COP23 summit in Bonn.
The November 6-17 United Nations COP23 climate summit in Bonn, Germany has now concluded.
While the Paris Agreement reached at COP21 in December 2015 committed the world to limiting warming to "well below 2 degrees Celsius" and to "pursue efforts" to keep it below 1.5 degrees Celsius, it did not make a commitment to a 100 per cent clean energy economy by 2050 and the non-binding country emission reduction pledges to date would mean a 2.7 to 3.7 degree Celsius increase by 2100.
At COP15 in Copenhagen, the Harper government pledged to reduce emissions by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020. At COP21, the Trudeau government pledged to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. In April 2017, Environment Canada quietly released a report stating Canada is projected to significantly miss its 2020 and 2030 climate targets with the set of measures it currently has in place.