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  • If a major economy takes the lead, warming could be limited to 2°C

    If a major economy takes the lead, warming could be limited to 2°C

    Though most countries around the globe agree that warming must be limited to 2 degrees Celsius to avoid the raft of climate risks, they clash about who should do what to reach this target. Hence the issue of allocating greenhouse-gas emissions ...

  • Cultural world heritage threatened by climate change

    Cultural world heritage threatened by climate change

    From the Statue of Liberty in New York to the Tower of London or the Sydney Opera House – sea-level rise not only affects settlement areas for large parts of the world population but also numerous sites of the UNESCO World Heritage. This is ...

  • EU could cut emissions by 40 percent at moderate cost

    EU could cut emissions by 40 percent at moderate cost

    The costs of achieving a more ambitious EU climate target are estimated to be moderate. Upscaling greenhouse-gas emissions reduction from the current 20 percent by 2020 to 40 percent by 2030 would be likely to cost less than an additional 0.7 ...

  • Expert assessment: Sea-level rise could exceed one meter in this century

    Expert assessment: Sea-level rise could exceed one meter in this century

    Sea-level rise in this century is likely to be 70-120 centimeters by 2100 if greenhouse-gas emissions are not mitigated, a broad assessment of the most active scientific publishers on that topic has revealed. The 90 experts participating in the ...

  • CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection

    CO2 removal can lower costs of climate protection

    “Carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere allows to separate emissions control from the time and location of the actual emissions. This flexibility can be important for climate protection,” says lead-author Elmar Kriegler. “You ...