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.
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.
- Paris Agreement Coming Into Effect: Reaction From Climate Action Tracker
- #COP21: Climate Analytics, Staying Below 1.5°C Voices In The Media
- #COP21: Climate Analytics, what will it take to limit warming below 1.5°C?
- #COP21: Climate Analytics, why 1.5°C? Science, impacts and risks
- #COP21: Climate Analytics, 1.5°C Temperature Limit – Key facts
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.
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.
This web page provides an infographic illustrating the gap between current INDC estimates and the 1.5°C and 2°C goal.
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.