publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2 °C

sha fu; Hanna Fekete; Roberto Schaeffer; Harald Winkler; Michel den Elzen; Joeri Rogelj; Niklas Höhne; Keywan Riahi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Jun 2016
Abstract
<p>The Paris climate agreement aims at holding global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to "pursue efforts" to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To accomplish this, countries have submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) outlining their post-2020 climate action. Here we assess the effect of current INDCs on reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, its implications for achieving the temperature objective of the Paris climate agreement, and potential options for overachievement. The INDCs collectively lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to where current policies stand, but still imply a median warming of 2.6-3.1 degrees Celsi...
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Linking Climate and Development Policies - Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 642147
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Linking Climate and Development Policies - Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing
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