IPCC Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC - Chapter 2 Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development

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Curated Content
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Joeri Rogelj (Belgium/Austria)
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Drew Shindell (USA), Kejun Jiang (China)

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Date of publication: 
October, 2018
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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Description/Abstract: 

Showing how emissions can be brought to zero by mid-century stay within the small remaining carbon budget for limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

This chapter assesses mitigation pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In doing so, it explores the following key questions: What role do CO2 and non-CO2 emissions play? To what extent do 1.5°C pathways involve overshooting and returning below 1.5°C during the 21st century? What are the implications for transitions in energy, land use and sustainable development? How do policy frameworks affect the ability to limit warming to 1.5°C? What are the associated knowledge gaps?

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Climate Change Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC Mitigation Sustainable Development
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Joeri Rogelj (Belgium/Austria)
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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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J. Rogelj, D. Shindell, K. Jiang, S. Fifita, P. Forster, V. Ginzburg, C. Handa, H. Kheshgi, S. Kobayashi, E. Kriegler, L. Mundaca, R. Séférian, M. V. Vilariño, 2018, Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, H. O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J. B. R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M. I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, T. Waterfield (eds.)]. In Press.

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