Ambition of only 2 developed countries sufficient for Copenhagen accord meeting 2°C target

29th November 2011

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Only 2 out of 10 developed countries’ reduction targets submitted to the Copenhagen Accord qualify as ‘sufficient’ to keep global temperature rise below 2°C, finds the update of the ’Climate Action Tracker´ (www.climateactiontracker.org). The reduction targets of all countries currently associated with the Accord lead to a striking inconsistency with the 2°C goal defined in the very same Accord. The current pledges leave the world heading for a global warming of over 3oC above pre-industrial levels by 2100.