Committed sea-level rise under the Paris Agreement and the legacy of delayed mitigation action

Date Published 2018, February

Authors Matthias Mengel, Alexander Nauels, Joeri Rogelj, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner

Journal Nature Communications , DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-02985-8

Sea-level rise is a major consequence of climate change that will continue long after emissions of greenhouse gases have stopped. The 2015 Paris Agreement aims at reducing climate-related risks by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero and limiting global-mean temperature increase. This study quantifies the effect of these constraints on global sea-level rise until 2300, including Antarctic ice-sheet instabilities.