Launch of UNEP 2014 Emissions Gap Report
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ESTWashington, DC
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.
Find out more:
- The Emissions Gap Roadmap (Andrew Steer)
- UNEP Emissions Gap Report Calculates Necessary Emission Reductions Out to 2030 (Taryn Fransen)
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.