Paris Agreement Pledges Must Be Strengthened in Next Few Years to Limit Warming to 1.5°C or Well Below 2°C
The Paris Agreement sets a goal to limit warming well below 2°C with an effort to limit warming to no more than 1.5°C. However, full implementation of the current pledges, as of April 20, 2016, would result in expected warming by 2100 of 3.5°C (6.3°F). Deeper, earlier emissions cuts are needed to limit warming well below 2°C. The Paris Agreement provides a mechanism for the nations of the world to increase their commitments and submit stronger pledges by 2020. Climate Interactive’s analysis here shows what this could mean.
Analysis from Climate Interactive:
Stronger Pledges Needed (May 18, 2016) – pdf
Press Release (April 20, 2016)