#COP21: Climate Analytics, what is needed in the Paris Agreement for 1.5°C?

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Scientists at Climate Analytics have published a body of work on the feasibility of 1.5 degrees. In this article they answer what is needed in the Paris Agreement for 1.5°C? Republished with their kind permission. Read the whole body of work here.

Info sheet: Timetables for Zero Emissions and 2050 Emissions Reductions: State of the Science for the ADPAgreement

This info sheet provides the numbers on emission reductions and time tables for zero global emissions that are in line with holding warming below 1.5°C and 2°C, based on IPCC scenarios.

Timetables for zero emissions and 2050 emission reductions: State of the Science for the ADP Agreement

This briefing note outlines suggested time frames for reaching zero global CO2 and total greenhouse gas emissions for the ‘below 2 °C’ and ‘below 1.5 °C by 2100’ limits based on the findings of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5) and the 2014 UNEP Emissions Gap Report.

Timing of zero emissions, deep emission reductions and full decarbonisation for 1.5 and 2°C limits

The UNFCCC Synthesis Report and the latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report both build on a set of pathways that limit warming to either 1.5°C or 2°C relative to preindustrial levels. This page provides a visual comparison of the timing of zero emissions, deep emission reductions and full decarbonisation for 1.5 and 2°C temperature limits.

The Climate Action Tracker’s emission pathway and infographic

This web page provides an infographic illustrating the gap between current INDC estimates and the 1.5°C and 2°C goal.

Five year commitments for the Paris Agreement: A fundamental issue for below 2°C and 1.5°C

This technical paper provides key points and explains why initial and successive 5 year commitment periods for all Parties are a necessary element of the new agreement to help ensure that the 1.5/2°C goal is met. It steps through evidence from scientific, economic, regulatory and political perspectives.