Climate scientists are advocating for realistic commitments that will see nations reach common ground on battling climate change which is becoming a threat to human livelihoods.
They made the call on Tuesday during the 28th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP28) in Rwanda's capital Kigali.
Rwanda hosted the high level forum from 8th to 14th October at the Kigali Convention Centre with an aim of reaching a global agreement on an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Speaking at the meeting, Marco Gonzalez, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Environment Programme Ozone Secretariat said that countries should commit to achievable goals, rather than promising unrealistic commitments towards curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
"It's time to act now and come up with a global and legally binding treaty on curbing the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. We should avoid distrust between industrialized and developing countries over how to address climate change effects," he added.