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19-01-2018

Quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from pledges of the Paris Agreement

A new study analyzes national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the 2025-2030 horizon as measured by Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). It estimates that NDCs project global emissions in the range of 56.8 to 66.5 GtCO2eq / yr, which is higher than previous estimates. The range of uncertainty is wider than most of those published so far, which is mainly explained by the fact that a set of GDP scenarios are envisaged rather than a single scenario for the countries that have expressed their goal as a reduction in the carbon intensity of their economy.

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