6 December, 2011

Negotiations heading towards high warming, high cost pathway


Niklas Höhne, Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Claudine Chen, Marcia Rocha, Marion Vieweg-Mersmann, Hanna Fekete, Joeri Rogelj, Kirsten Macey, and Felix Fallasch

Delaying any decisions on future climate action until 2015 or 2020 will bring a rapidly increasing risk in costs and threatens the likelihood of the world being able to keep global warming to below 2°C, the Climate Action Tracker warned today in its Durban update.

We are heading toward a global emissions pathway that will take warming to 3.5°C, and far from a cost-optimal pathway to keep warming below 2°C, according to the latest analysis from the Climate Action Tracker.