The Emissions Gap Report 2012

20-11-2012 | Nieuwsbericht

Scaling up and accelerating action on climate change without delay will reduce the risk that keeping global average temperature rise below 2 °C becomes an unrealistic prospect, according to a comprehensive study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to which the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has also contributed.

The report was released days before the start of the Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Doha. It shows that global greenhouse gas emission levels are now more than 10% above the minimum of the 2020 emission range under the least-cost pathway towards 2 °C.