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The 2013–2015 review
 
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The long term global is to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.

In 2010, the COP agreed on a long-term global goal (LTGG) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so as to hold the increase in global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

The COP decided to periodically review: (1) the adequacy of this long-term global goal in the light of the ultimate objective of the Convention, and (2) overall progress toward achieving the long-term global goal, including a consideration of the implementation of the commitments under the Convention.

In 2012, the COP decided to establish a structured expert dialogue (SED) to support the review and to ensure scientific integrity through a focused exchange of views, information and ideas. The final report on the SED is contained in FCCC/SB/2015/INF.1

Updates

Decision 10/CP.21 on the 2013–2015 review (10/CP.21), paragraph 4, decided in relation to the long-term global goal, and in the light of the ultimate objective of the Convention that the long term global is to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.

This is reflected in the Paris Agreement (Decision 1/CP.21).

 



 




 
Questions and answers clarifying the procedures involving the conduction of the 2013–2015 review
The 2013–2015 review considers various materials, including the IPCC assessment reports
Invitation for the submission of information and views from Parties addressing the 2013–2015 review


 

Outlook

The decision on the 2013-2015 review recognised that the first periodic review fulfilled its mandate.

The SBI and SBSTA must now consider the scope of the next review and forward a recommendation for consideration by the COP no later than 2018. The structured expert dialogue will be reconvened in conjunction with the next periodic review. (See FCCC/CP/2015/L.10, paragraphs 10-11)






 

 



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