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11. Which were the countries that did not accept the IPCC report at COP24?

The United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait did not welcome the Fifth Assessment Report, whose main objective is to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius from its pre-industrial level. This goal, according to the report, “will require unprecedented changes” at a social and global level, due to the seriousness of the planet’s situation due to the sustained increase in global temperature, and all its foreseeable consequences.

The United States argued that welcoming him meant accepting it. President Trump was blunt in expressing that they did not agree with the IPCC report, nor did he believe in its content. The representative of Saudi Arabia went further and dared to say, behind the scenes, that “the Paris Agreement has died”.

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