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Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions: the Sooner the Better

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  • Stéphanie Monjon

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The objective set by the IPPC of limiting the increase in average global temperature to +2°C compared to the preindustrial era is now accepted by all concerned. This ambitious objective was recognised at the Copenhagen Conference in 2009 and confirmed at Cancun in 2010. There are still no restrictive measures, but to achieve this objective, the main countries contributing to the emissions have already announced their commitment to reducing their emissions by 2020. The aim of this Newsletter is firstly to gain a better understanding of what this objective involves in terms of reducing global emissions over the next ten years. It will be then go on to assess whether the measures taken by the various countries are sufficient.

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  • Stéphanie Monjon, 2010. "Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions: the Sooner the Better," La Lettre du CEPII, CEPII research center, issue 306.
  • Handle: RePEc:cii:cepill:2010-306
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    Keywords

    Climate change; Sustainable development; Kyoto protocol;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety Law

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