Negotiations heading towards high warming, high cost pathway

Delaying any decisions on future climate action until 2015 or 2020 will bring a rapidly increasing risk in costs and threatens the likelihood of the world being able to keep global warming to below 2 degrees C, the Climate Action Tracker warned today in its Durban update.

We are heading toward a global emissions pathway that will take warming to 3.5degC, and far from a cost-optimal pathway to keep warming below 2degC, according to the latest analysis from the Climate Action Tracker, a joint project of Climate Analytics, Ecofys and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Date Published
2011, December 06

Authors
Niklas Höhne, Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Claudine Chen, Marcia Rocha, Marion Vieweg-Mersmann, Hanna Fekete, Joeri Rogelj, Kirsten Macey, and Felix Fallasch

Institution
Climate Analytics, Ecofys, PIK