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The Green China plus scenario results in some mitigation of the global temperature increase, but not enough to achieve the 2 °C target.

Green China plus scenario: in the China region, China’s Green Transition Pathway, expected economic development and demographic development as projected...

By 2050, under the Green China plus scenario, China’s carbon dioxide emissions will be almost halved, compared to those under the baseline scenario. However, this is only half of what is needed for climate stabilisation at an average warming of 2 °C.

Green China plus...

The figure shows the median value for each category in the IPCC AR5 WGIII scenario database for CO2 emissions (panel a), the increase in global mean temperature (panel b) and the probability of staying below 1.5 °C (panel c) for all scenarios included in the AR5 WGIII Scenario...

Progress of countries to achieve 2030 target (November 2017).

The degree to which the 25 major emitting countries are likely to achieve their NDC targets under current policies was found to vary.

  • Of those considered in this report, Brazil, China, Colombia (new), India, Japan (new), Mexico (new), the Russian Federation, Turkey, and the Ukraine...

In 2016, total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continued to increase slowly by about 0.5% (±1%), to about 49.3 gigatonnes in CO2 equivalent (Gt CO2 eq).

Taking into account that 2016 was a leap year, and therefore 0.3% longer, and together with the 0.2%...

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 2 out of every 3 people – more than 600 million people in total – currently do not have access to electricity. Improving electricity access is an essential component of enhancing human development, by means of, for example, enabling greater use of technologies for...

The Sub-Saharan African electricity system is still in its infancy. The current production capacity can only meet around 35% of the projected electricity demand for 2030 and less than 15% of the projected demand for 2050. Nevertheless, Sub-Saharan Africa is richly endowed with both fossil and...

In the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP2), middle-of-the-road, scenario, 500 million people are projected to not have access to electricity in 2030, 90% of whom live in rural areas. The preferred electrification system for connecting those people depends highly on their level of electricity...

Reductions in addition to the NDC target, for the 200 largest US cities

The NDC target for 2025 represents an average reduction of 27%, relative to 2005 levels (incl. Land use, land-use change and forestry, LULUCF CO2). It is assumed that this target also applies to total...