The Emissions Gap Report 2015: A UNEP Synthesis Report

Anne Olhoff (Editor), John M. Christensen (Editor), Paul Burgon (Editor), Riyong Kim Bakkegaard (Editor), Cecilie Larsen (Editor), Marco Christian Schletz (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Following the historic signing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this sixth edition of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report comes as world leaders start gathering in Paris to establish a new agreement on climate change. The report offers an independent assessment of the mitigation contributions from the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) committed to by 1 October 2015, by the 146 countries that account for around 90 per cent of global emissions. It compares the 2030 emission levels that would result from these commitments with what science tells us would keep average temperature increases on track to stay below 2°C by the end of the century; it provides data for an aspirational target of keeping that increase below 1.5°C; and it evaluates the INDCs in relation to progress on the 2020 pledges made in Cancun.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNairobi
    PublisherUnited Nations Environment Programme
    Number of pages98
    ISBN (Print)978-92-807-3491-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Olhoff, A., Christensen, J. M., Burgon, P., Bakkegaard, R. K., Larsen, C., & Schletz, M. C. (Eds.) (2015). The Emissions Gap Report 2015: A UNEP Synthesis Report. United Nations Environment Programme.