The Paris Agreement zero-emissions goal is not always consistent with the 1.5 °C and 2 °C temperature targets

  title={The Paris Agreement zero-emissions goal is not always consistent with the 1.5 °C and 2 °C temperature targets},
  author={K. Tanaka and B. O’Neill},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  • K. Tanaka, B. O’Neill
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Climate Change
  • The Paris Agreement stipulates that global warming be stabilized at well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, with aims to further constrain this warming to 1.5 °C. [...] Key Result We find that net zero GHG emissions are not necessarily required to remain below 1.5 °C or 2 °C, assuming either target can be achieved without overshoot. With overshoot, however, the emissions goal is consistent with the temperature targets, and substantial negative emissions are associated with reducing warming after it peaks…Expand Abstract
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