26 February, 2015

Timetables for zero emissions and 2015 emissions reductions: state of the science for the ADP agreement


Joeri Rogelj, Michiel Schaeffer, and Bill Hare

This briefing note outlines suggested time frames for reaching zero global CO2 and total greenhouse gas emissions for the ‘below 2°C’ and ‘below 1.5°C by 2100’ limits based on the findings of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5) and the 2014 UNEP Emissions Gap Report.