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this is. from berlin the united nations mourning that we are falling behind in the race against climate change the gap between current greenhouse gas emissions and target goals is widening the u.n. report comes just days before the next round of viewing environments holds is set to open in poland also coming up ukrainian sailors is seen. crimea have been detained pending trial by russian court three others appeared on russian state television talking about.
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it's good to have you with us the united nations says that humankind is falling further behind in its race to limit climate change a report released by the un's environment agency finds that greenhouse gas emissions have risen for the first time in four years the report urging countries to put forward more ambitious voluntary national targets meanwhile the european union's climate chief has called on the e.u. to aim for net zero emissions by the year two thousand and fifty that means the e.u. would not create any more emissions then it remit. for more on this i'm joined now from boston by kelly levin she is a senior associate at the world resources institute and she is a co-author of that report released today it's good to have you on the program i've
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got to ask you when i when i read your report have we've been sugarcoating the situation i mean why are we still failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. thanks great to be with you so this is a report that's done annually and documents the gap as you said between where missions are headed and where they need to be to meet the temperature goals of the paris agreement which is well below two degrees with efforts to meet one point five degrees and there has been a gap every year found this year it's found to be larger in part due to some methodological changes and i think this is not necessarily new news because it really comes on the heels of a number of different reports that have found that action is really not commensurate with the impacts that we're seeing today and where they're going to be in the future this report calls for voluntary national targets as
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a science is are you comfortable with the language or is it time considering what's happening around the world with the with climate is the time to make that language at least more formidable. yeah so it's an interesting evolution where we had under kyoto protocol some more binding targets and then under the paris agreement every countries came for its but there what are known as nationally determined contributions so this is a voluntary pledge as to what they can do and it's really a result of consultations domestically and a lot of people think that there is actually a lot of power in momentum behind these voluntary pledges i mean in the end because of a very weak ability to hold countries accountable internationally for example or not stopping sanctions on countries that don't necessarily meet their climate goals that the difference between binding involuntary is not as bright in the international law so the hope is that the paris agreement sets up
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a mechanism to increase ambition over time that's the vision and really this is the true test especially as negotiators step into poland where the next set of negotiations will start next week we were dealing with the effects of climate change already if if that does not pull why will a you with an environment report make a difference i mean if you would try to convince the cynic in me here that this report could make a difference. yes so i think that. so many are waking up to the fact that the impacts that they're seeing unfold around them whether it's wildfires or intensified heat waves or storms are definitely a result in part by climate change and i think that will compel action because it's farming communities around the world but also i think that there are a lot of compelling and evidence right now that there are significant economic
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benefits and benefits to wellbeing in a low carbon future and there's a recent report showing from the new climate economy showing and billions of dollars of savings if we get on a different pathway this makes a lot of sense for human health for competitiveness for increased jobs in innovation so this is actually a real win if we actually start to transform our behavior you know that's a big if they're killing of a joining us tonight from boston is love and we appreciate your insights thank you . thank you very much and here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world tens of thousands turned out in support of opposition doubletake it cedes she see congress and come on their return to the democratic republic of congo the net are kicking off a campaign to unseat one time president joseph kabila in the elections on december
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twenty third the new d.p.'s and you would see leaders agreed to join forces at a conference in nairobi on friday hundreds of chinese have greeted saudi crown prince muhammad bin solomon with steering his visit to the north african nation demonstrators called for justice for jamal socha to dissident journalist was killed in saudi arabia's top solent in istanbul in october protestors also criticize the country's role in the prophecy who are in yemen. u.n. secretary general antonio gutierrez has called for russia and ukraine to exercise maximum restraint in their confrontation over crimea russia seized three ukrainian navy vessels in a skirmish on sunday a russian court today in crimea ordered a number of captured ukrainian soldiers sailors to be detained pending trial you. just passing through now here to stay ukrainian sailors captured by russia appear
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in court charged with unlawfully entering the country carrying weapons they face up to six years in jail if found guilty. early as some of the sailors were shown on russian state television saying they had deliberately entered russian waters as a provocation their confessions disputed by ukraine not just the message of russia's leader moscow accuses kiev of sparking the sea skirmish to boost support ahead of an election. most probably this provocation took place in order to achieve certain political decisions which are beneficial for the current president of ukraine. at the summit of. ukraine accuses russia of illegally capturing its ships and sailors off the coast of crimean. president petro poroshenko now claims moscow is preparing for an invasion together with the country's parliament he has imposed martial law in the regions bordering russia for
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thirty days fundamentally as a whole martial law is it. getting the resources together and for everybody here in ukraine to understand he's a place whence the russians come for us president poroshenko insisted the measures won't interfere with elections from march but his decree is causing concern and confusion in the capital kiev. this isn't going to help ordinary ukrainians this is about the politicians if we needed martial law at all they should have introduced it years ago. we need to react to the situation differently with diplomatic economic means martial law is just going to make people worry. but if the politicians should have explained what exactly this means for us how
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people's rights are going to be affected. for ukrainians it's unclear what changes martial law will bring after four years of war with russia peace seems a distant outcome. the united nations refugee agency has said asylum seekers at the us mexico border fleeing violence and persecution are entitled to laud claims in the united states to obtain sanctuary there u.n. officials have repeatedly urged washington to ensure asylum seekers are protected the president says that mexico should send migrants back to their home countries some migrants to turn by firmly closing border crossing or going home on their own or who others are applying to stay in mexico. this is jani he's from honduras and sought asylum in mexico just days ago next monday yoni will pick up a certificate to prove he's begun the process. i went to the office for refugees
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and so that it's fairly straightforward i've even heard that some people already have their i.d.'s after five days. without official id they can work in mexico while their application is being reviewed some companies even tried to employ workers at the office for refugees while their journey had two job offers. one of the jobs was in maintenance international airport. and the other was working for a restaurant chain here in tijuana. yoni doesn't have enough money to pay a smuggler to get him into the u.s. but he also doesn't want to risk seeking asylum there after sunday's clashes some like bessie have decided to stay in mexico she sort of difficulty in getting across the border and doesn't want to put her two daughters at risk.
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staying here because of the current situation and because of all the obstacles they're putting away we know mexico is a dangerous country but i've left one duress and i have nothing that why would i go back. but it appears only a small percentage actually want to stay in mexico just seven percent of the caravan migrants have sought asylum in the country this despite the large number of jobs the regional government has offered or the straightforward asylum process getting into the united states remains to migrants ultimate goal. five hundred people have requested a visa on humanitarian grounds considering there are seven or eight thousand people in the caravan it's not very many we believe they might warm up to the idea in the coming days if they really are escaping their home country because they're in danger there. by. around one thousand seven hundred
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other central american migrants have voluntarily sought repotted relation to their homelands that number has tripled this week to thirty people per day. some migrants felt intimidated by the u.s. police's stance against them. the americans aren't going to back down they're not going to open the gate on what are we going to do here nothing is better we get back to our home countries and work there even if you can't get much work it's better than being here. the american dream is for some at least just that a dream too far fetched to realize. well the number of melton's that have never been climbed keeps and no one more peek can be crossed off that list lit it so look. one man on one of the most impressive first sense of the modern alpine era david conquering luna agreed. at six
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thousand nine hundred seven metres it was one of the highest unclimbed peaks in nepal scaling it a feat of unbelievable grit and in durance. i thought about turning back of course. i think it's always important to consider how you get down how you get off the mountain but i never considered taking that decision because there was no was no need to i was feeling. i was feeling weak but i was still confident i could. stick to my plan. lama had tried to climb low negri three times before twice with american conrad anker the first time they had to turn back only three hundred metres from the top after a tactical mistake the second time anchor had a heart attack at six thousand metres the third time solo lama gave up two hundred
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fifty metres from the top due to sheer exhaustion. we don't always have to remind ourselves that staying alive. that's the most important it obviously is so only once you reached your your primary goal of the summit. then you're you've become to understand that. staying alive his. actual goal and you haven't reached out yet until you're gone. but before beginning the equally dangerous descent david lama took the time to savor being on top of the world. as a dangerous selfie if i've seen one here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you the united nations environment program has more than the world is falling behind in the race against climate change the gap between current greenhouse gas emissions and target goals is why.
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you're up to date with g.w. news for all of us here in berlin thanks for the company will be back at the top of the hour with more world news. i'm scared that the volume or that's hard and in the end it's a me you're not allowed to stay here anymore we will send you back. are you familiar with this. with the smugglers with clients and. what's your story. on what numbers and women especially in victims of violence. take part.


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