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Emissions Gap Report 2018

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PMWL


Resource provided by Sagar Gogate

20 September 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global problems, in this case related to greenhouse gas emissions. The new resource is titled “Emissions Gap Report 2018” and was published on UN Environment website in November 2018.

This is the 9th edition of the annual emission gap report published by UN. It assesses the current and estimated greenhouse gas emissions in the future and compares it with the permissible level required to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. The report presents the latest global emission levels under full implementation of countries’ emissions pledges (or NDCs), and those adhering to least-cost pathways to stay below 2°C and 1.5°C respectively. This includes the assessment of each of the G20 members, including the European Union. This is followed by one of the serious findings that global CO2 emissions increased in 2017 after three years of stagnation and more actions need to be taken.

Every year the report suggests some ways to bridge the emission gap. This year’s report has 4 out of 7 chapters dedicated to this. These topics are as below:

  • Strengthening NDCs (ways to increase the ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions)
  • The role of non-state and subnational action (The untapped emissions reduction potential from the private sector and sub-national level)
  • Fiscal reforms for low carbon emission (New analysis of global emissions in the context fiscal policy)
  • The role of innovation policies (The current pace of climate action innovation)

To access this new resource, go to the “Solving Global Problems” section of the library at click on “Addressing Climate Change / Global Warming”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered free trial, student or regular member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here