The submission highlights how climate action in this critical decade must consider the possibility that global temperatures may temporarily overshoot the Paris Agreement limits. This could have significant implications for adaptation and Loss and Damage.
It pulls together the latest research from the CONSTRAIN, PROVIDE, and ESM2025 projects to highlight some of these issues. Key points from CONSTRAIN include the need for strong near-term cuts to non-CO2 emissions such as methane, and the opportunity to slow down the rate of warming, providing more time and space for adaptation.
The submission will be considered along with evidence from a range of partners and countries in advance of COP28.