Chapter 2: What emission levels will comply with temperature limits?

Rogelj J, McCollum DL, Krey V, & Riahi K (2014). Chapter 2: What emission levels will comply with temperature limits? In: The Emissions Gap Report 2014: A UNEP Synthesis Report. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Abstract

Over the past few years rapid progress has been made in understanding the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on global warming. This understanding has also made it possible to better estimate the levels of global emissions consistent with global temperature increase limits, such as 1.5 degrees C and 2 degrees C.

This chapter first reviews estimates of recent global emission levels and trends; then examines business-as-usual emission levels that would theoretically be reached if no further action were taken to reduce emissions. Finally, it presents the levels of emissions that are consistent with limits to global temperature increases.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: In:; The Emissions Gap Report 2014: A UNEP Synthesis Report; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya (November 2014) pp.3-20
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 12:09
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11069

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