The Coal Gap: planned coal-fired power plants
inconsistent with 2˚C and threaten achievement of INDCs

The Climate Action Tracker’s analysis released during COP21 in Paris finds that if all coal plants in the pipeline were to be built, by 2030, emissions from coal power would be 400% higher than what is consistent with a 2°C pathway. Even with no new construction, in 2030, emissions from coal-fired power generation would still be more than 150% higher than what is consistent with holding warming below 2°C.

Date Published
2015, December 01

Authors
Pieter van Breevoort, Kornelis Blok (Ecofys), Markus Hagemann, Hanna Fekete, Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Marcia Rocha (Climate Analytics), Louise Jeffery (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)

Institution
Climate Action Tracker

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