Science and policy characteristics of the Paris Agreement temperature goal

A new analysis of the scientific and policy aspects of the 1.5°C temperature limit in the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal has identified a number of important areas that require more scientific research.

The analysis, written by a team of scientists who have published key research papers on the science, impacts and policy aspects of the 1.5˚C limit, is a centrepiece of a collection by Nature Climate Change, Nature Geoscience and Nature on ‘Targeting 1.5°C’

Date Published
2016, July 25

Carl-Friedrich Schleussner (Climate Analytics), Joeri Rogelj (Energy Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Michiel Schaeffer (Climate Analytics), Tabea Lissner (Climate Analytics), Rachel Licker (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University), Erich M. Fischer, Reto Knutti (Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science), Anders Levermann, Katja Frieler (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) and William Hare (Climate Analytics)