The Emissions Gap Report 2016

Since 2010, United Nations Environment (UNEP) has produced annual Emissions Gap Reports based on requests by countries for an independent scientific assessment of how actions and pledges by countries affect the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, and how this compares to emissions trajectories consistent with the long-term goal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The difference has become known as the emissions gap. In addition to estimating the emissions gap, the reports focus on key options for achieving the emissions reductions necessary to bridge the gap, and provide an assessment of how these can be accelerated and scaled up. Countries have found these emissions gap assessments useful in informing the political process. This seventh Emissions Gap Report is based on requests by countries for an update that focuses on some of the key issues emerging with the adoption of the Paris Agreement and its specific long-term temperature goal.

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The Emissions Gap Report 2016

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Country / Region: Global

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Published by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Publishing year: 2016

Author: Anne Olhoff, John Christensen, Taryn Fransen, Takeshi Kuramochi, Michel den Elzen, Niklas Höhne, Joeri Rogelj, Philip Drost, Subash Dhar, Timothy Clifford Farrell, Rana Ghoneim, Diana Urge-Vorsatz, Frank Sperling, Ilmi Granoff