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dc.contributor.authorROGELJ Joerien_GB
dc.contributor.authorMCCOLLUM Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorSMITH Stevenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCALVIN Katherineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCLARKE Leonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCRIPPA MONICAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGARG Amiten_GB
dc.contributor.authorJIANG Kejunen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKREY Volkeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorLOWE Jasonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJANSSENS-MAENHOUT Greeten_GB
dc.contributor.authorRIAHI Keywanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSCHAEFFER Michielen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVAN VUUREN Detlefen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWENYING Chenen_GB
dc.description.abstractThe world is moving towards a crucial new climate agreement in 2015, which could provide the longneeded global plan to slow down climate change and enable humanity to adapt to the unavoidable part of a changing climate. While recognizing that some climate change is unavoidable, global leaders at the 2010 Cancun Climate Conference agreed to limit global warming to 2 °C in this century, relative to the pre-industrial period. They also decided to review this limit to see if it should be further lowered to 1.5 °C. Given the aim to limit global temperature, the critical question has now become what level of global emissions would make this possible? The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has tackled this question since 2010 by convening a large group of knowledgeable scientists to prepare the Emissions Gap reports. These reports have examined the gap in 2020 between emission levels consistent with the 2 °C limit, and levels expected if country pledges/commitments are met. In earlier reports the scientists conveyed the message that indeed a large gap exists, but also that there were many promising opportunities for bridging the gap.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.2-Air and Climateen_GB
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)en_GB
dc.titleChapter 2: What emission levels will comply with temperature limits?en_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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