Chapter 2: Emission trends, pledges and their implementation

Abstract: 

The emissions gap in 2020 is the difference between emission levels in 2020 consistent with meeting climate targets, and levels expected in that year if country pledges and commitments are met. As it becomes less and less likely that the emissions gap will be closed by 2020, the world will have to rely on more difficult, costlier and riskier means after 2020 of keeping the global average temperature increase below 2? C. If the emissions gap is not closed, or significantly narrowed, by 2020, the door to many options limiting the temperature increase to 1.5? C at the end of this century will be closed.

Authors
Authors: 
GRASSI Giacomo, XIUSHENG Zhao, ROELFSEMA Mark, TAYLOR Christopher, LEVIN Kelly, ROGNER Hans-Holger, HOHNE N., SAWIN Elizabeth, GUTSCHOW Johannes, DEN ELZEN Michel, FRANSEN Taryn
Publication Year
Publication Year: 
2013
Type

Type:

Appears in Collections
Appears in Collections: 
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Science Areas
JRC Institutes
IES
Publisher
Publisher: 
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-92-807-3353-2
Citation
Citation: 
The Emissions Gap Report 2013: A UNEP Synthesis Report