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UN report says countries are falling short of Paris climate goals

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The United Nations warned in a new report Tuesday that countries aren’t on track to meet their commitments laid out in the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Why it matters: This report, by the UN’s Environment Programme, comes on the heels of two other seminal reports detailing not only dire consequences from a warmer planet, but also the low chances that the world is going to curb greenhouse gas emissions to what scientists say is needed.

What's next: The report is meant to shape negotiations at the UN’s annual climate conference kicking off in Katowice, Poland, a coal-mining city, next week.

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