The Challenge of Long-Term Climate Change

  title={The Challenge of Long-Term Climate Change},
  author={Klaus Hasselmann and M. Latif and Georg Hooss and Christian Azar and Ottmar Edenhofer and C C Jaeger and Ola M. Johannessen and Claudia Kemfert and Martin Welp and Alexander Wokaun},
  pages={1923 - 1925}
Climate policy needs to address the multidecadal to centennial time scale of climate change. Although the realization of short-term targets is an important first step, to be effective climate policies need to be conceived as long-term programs that will achieve a gradual transition to an essentially emission-free economy on the time scale of a century. This requires a considerably broader spectrum of policy measures than the primarily market-based instruments invoked for shorter term mitigation… Expand

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