Research update

A lost decade of climate inaction

This Nature comment by Joeri Roeglj and others, based on a new synthesis of emissions gap reports, shows what a wasted decade means for the climate pact made in Paris in 2015

With countries not even on track to achieve their now plainly inadequate 2015 pledges, we now need much more ambitious climate pledges plus early and aggressive action, otherwise the Paris agreement’s long-term goals will be out of reach. 


The full reference is:  Niklas Höhne et al. Emissions: world has four times the work or one-third of the time, Nature 579, 25-28 (2020) doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-00571-x