Further action is needed that goes far beyond what has been agreed so far under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol to ‘prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system’, the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC. It is out of question that developed countries (Annex I countries) will have to take a leading role. They will have to commit to substantial emission reductions and financing commitments due to their historical responsibility and their financial capability. However, the stabilisation of the climate system will require global emissions to peak within the next decade and decline well below half of current levels by the middle of the century. It is hence a global issue and, thus, depends on the participation of as many countries as possible.
Climate Change | 07/2011
Sara Moltmann, Markus Hagemann, Katja Eisbrenner, Niklas Höhne, Wolfgang Sterk, Florian Mersmann, Hermann E. Ott, Rie Watanabe, Karl Otto Schallaböck
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