19 November, 2014

The Emissions Gap Report 2014

Given the aim to limit global temperature, the critical question has now become what level of global emissions would make this possible? The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has tackled this question since 2010 by convening a large group of knowledgeable scientists to prepare the Emissions Gap reports. These reports have examined the gap in 2020 between emission levels consistent with the 2 °C limit, and levels expected if country pledges/commitments are met. In earlier reports the scientists conveyed the message that indeed a large gap exists, but also that there were many promising opportunities for bridging the gap.