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

  title={Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2 °C},
  author={J. Rogelj and M. Elzen and N. H{\"o}hne and T. Fransen and H. Fekete and H. Winkler and R. Schaeffer and Fu Sha and K. Riahi and M. Meinshausen},
  • J. Rogelj, M. Elzen, +7 authors M. Meinshausen
  • Published 2016
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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