Science aspects of the 2°C and 1.5°C global goals in the Cancun Agreements

In the international climate negotiations, long-term global targets can serve as a guideline for policy decisions on mitigation. However, under any long-term global target, the impacts of climate change are not equally distributed over countries. The evaluation of a global target for limiting global warming needs to take into account this heterogeneity and the interests of countries that take the bigger share of impacts.

Date Published
2011, November 01

Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Marcia Rocha