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Copenhagen deal headed for 3.5°C warming

3rd December 2009

“Climate Action Tracker” shows that the world is headed for a global warming of 3.5°C by 2100. Carbon dioxide concentrations of are projected to be over 650 ppm, with total GHG concentrations close to 800 ppm CO2 equivalent.
After accounting for the new position of Russia, the announcement of President Obama of a US emission reduction pledge for Copenhagen, the developed country emission reductions as a whole are currently projected to be 13-19% below 1990 levels by 2020. However the proposed forest credits these countries want would degrade this by about 5% with the effective reductions in industrial GHG emissions being 8-14% below 1990 levels by 2020.