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Can the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change Deliver 2°C?


Hovi ,  J.
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Saelen,  H.
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Sprinz,  Detlef F.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research;

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Hovi, J., Saelen, H., Sprinz, D. F. (2020): Can the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change Deliver 2°C? - Global Cooperation Research, 2, 4, 3-7.

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We know perfectly well that the combined effects of anthropogenic climate change and natural var-iability are very likely to lead to major, undesira-ble climate impacts for most citizens around the world in the not-so-distant future. To limit cli-mate impacts is essentially about weaning the world economy off greenhouse gases, adapting to those climate impacts that were not avoided, and compensating for what we cannot adapt to. All of these three components of climate policy are pursued under the auspices of the 1992 UN Frame-work Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), yet also by many countries, social movements, and forward-looking businesses alike (Luterbacher and Sprinz 2018).