November 19, 2014•10 - 11am EST
The United Nations Environment Program and World Resources Institute launched The Emissions Gap Report 2014, a new report on what actions are needed to achieve emissions reductions to limit global temperature rise to 2°C in this century.
Since 2010, UNEP has facilitated an annual independent analysis of country pledges and commitments through the development of the annual Emissions Gap reports. The reports assess whether - assuming full implementation - they would be consistent with a least-cost approach to keep global average warming below 2°C, compared to pre-industrial levels.
As nations prepare to gather in Lima, Peru, for the latest round of negotiations in agreeing a new climate treaty, the fifth edition of the Emissions Gap Report lays out a roadmap for the cuts required to limit global warming to 2°C in this century.
Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director