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Professor Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Center. Credit: Ulla Engberg/Sveriges Radio
Sweden's greenhouse gas emissions continue to go down but at a slower rate.
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Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to rise again after several years' stabilization. Credit: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Climate expert urges action to mitigate global temperature increases

9:36 min

UN climate talks in Bonn this week considered how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming to less than two degrees Celsius.

To achieve that goal, scientists say that global carbon emissions would need to peak within the next decade, and then decline to zero by the end of the century.

However, after three consecutive years in which greenhouse gas emissions stabilized after decades of growth, new research predicts a two per cent increase in emissions in 2017.

Johan Rockström, a professor in environmental science and the executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, was one of the scientists that presented the report in Bonn.

He spoke to Radio Sweden's Dave Russell about the environmental challenges that face governments, businesses, and individuals.

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