Designing emissions pathways to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.
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As increasingly alarming reports of current impacts from human-caused climate change hit the news, policymakers are paying greater attention to the challenge of setting long-term climate objectives and the short- to medium-term policies needed to achieve them. In doing so, they quite reasonably ask what policies – what stabilisation targets for atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and ultimately what emissions targets – would offer assurance of avoiding intolerable impacts. It is clear that policymakers are dependent on scientists to know the likely impacts from any level of temperature increase and, similarly, the likely temperature consequences of any emissions reductions policies. And indeed, as we try to do here, scientists can usefully estimate – though necessarily imprecisely – the emissions policies necessary to reduce temperature and impacts risks to any chosen level.
This book is an additional information provided by The Climate Action Network International (CAN) to their submission in response to FCCC/KP/AWG/2007/L.2 (paragraph 8). Indicative ranges of emissions reduction objectives by Annex I Parties
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Climate Action Network (CAN)