Bridging the emissions gap : a UNEP synthesis report.
Explaining that different pathways of annual emissions can lead to the same cumulative temperature impact, Joseph Alcamo, UNEP, summarized the findings of the report, noting: the 39 pathways outlined in the report all require global emissions to peak before 2020; even under the most ambitious current emissions reductions pledges, the gap will be 8 Gt/year by 2020; and there are significant opportunities to close the gap, with the emissions reduction potential across seven sectors projected to lead to a 17 Gt/year reduction by 2020.
The Emissions Gap Report 2012 - A UNEP Synthesis Report
Moderator Bert Metz, ECF, introduced the panel, which focused on key messages and national responses to the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) report, titled “The Emissions Gap Report 2012: A UNEP Synthesis Report,” launched shortly before COP 18. Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, co-moderated the session, noting the report takes two initial steps, to focus on the gap and identify solutions to bridging the gap, and that the challenge now is to take the third step, of implementation.
Since 2010, UNEP has been convening scientists and experts to answer these questions through the development of the annual “emissions gap” report. The 2012 report provides the following information:
The Emissions Gap Report 2014: A UNEP Synthesis Report
The report presents policymakers with clear ideas on how to bridge the emissions gap by 2020, which, as a result of improved modelling from last year’s assessment, is now estimated, under the most optimistic scenarios, to be 6 rather than 5 Gt CO2 equivalent.
Bridging the Emissions Gap: A UNEP Synthesis Report on the UNEP …
Since 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme has convened scientists from all over the world to answer these two questions. The material accessible through this page represents the fourth update of the so-called Emissions Gap report. It highlights that there is a gap and suggests options for bridging it.