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.

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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
  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Joseph Alcamo, Chief Scientific Editor and UNFCCC Chief Scientist
  • Tim Wirth, Vice Chair, United Nations Foundation, U.S. Senator, Ret.