The Copenhagen Accord reaffirms the goal of limiting temperature increase to 2.0°C but pledges submitted to the UNFCCC for inclusion in the Accord would allow mean global temperature to increase 3.9°C (7.0°F) by 2100.
The final Copenhagen Accord reaffirms the importance of limiting global warming to 2 °C, but current national commitments would lead to approximately 3.9 °C (7.0 °F) warming by 2100.
Expanded version of final press release, including graphs and technical backup
Spreadsheet documenting all the results in the press release and technical backup
Mitigation Gap: National Emissions Reductions Proposals Currently Fall Short of the Targets Defined in Draft Text from the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action
“Copenhagen must deliver emissions cuts beyond the high end of current proposals or risk missing the opportunity for a reasonable chance of keeping below 2°C.” — Joint Statement from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the United Nations Environment Program, Ecofys, Climate Analytics, the Sustainability Institute, the European Climate Foundation and ClimateWorks