Adequacy and feasibility of the 1.5°C long-term global limit

Date Published 2013, July 01

Authors Michiel Schaeffer, Bill Hare, Marcia Rocha, Joeri Rogelj

Series Editor Marion Vieweg, Kirsten Macey, Dim Coumou

Institution CAN Europe

Scientific assessments have shown that impacts are projected to worsen significantly above a global warming of 1.5, or 2°C from pre-industrial levels. Such assessments have contributed to the adoption of 2°C as a global goal during the climate talks in Copenhagen 2009.