UNEP Assesses 
the Gigatonne Gap

Remember the Gigatonne Gap? It’s the gap of 9 gigatonnes of CO2-equivalent between country pledges in the Copenhagen Accord and the emission reductions needed to avoid a temperature increase above 2o C.
A new UNEP report shows that many potential measures already exist to help close the gap, some of which are at stake at this COP.  The report demonstrates the feasibility of emission reductions and the importance of cooperation among governments and countries to raise their level of ambition. For a technical presentation and discussion of the political implications of the report’s findings, attend UNEP’s side event today in the Mexican Pavilion (Messe) from 18:30-20:30.  The report can be downloaded at www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/emissionsgapreport.

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