1 June, 2014

Below 2°C or 1.5°C depends on rapid action from both Annex I and non-Annex I countries


Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Marie Lindberg, Niklas Höhne, Hanna Fekete, Louise Jeffery, Johannes Gütschow, Fabio Sferra, Marcia Rocha

All governments will have to significantly increase their action on climate change – both before 2020 and after, reducing total global greenhouse gas emissions to zero between 2060 and 2080, to keep warming to 2°C.

To achieve this, Governments will need to move even faster on C02 emissions from the energy and industry sectors, according to new analysis by the Climate Action Tracker.

The Climate Action Tracker, an analysis by research organisations Climate Analytics, Ecofys and the Pik Potsdam Institute, has examined the new scenarios in the IPCC AR5 database and calculated the required cuts to emissions needed at global and regional levels – in 2020, 2025 and 2030 – to keep global warming below 2°C with a high probability (and to return to 1.5°C by 2100).