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Wedging the Gap!

Published: 18/06/2012

On 17 June Ecofys staff published an article in NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE. Ecofys proposes a new approach — called ‘wedging the gap’ — consisting of 21 coherent major initiatives that together would trigger greenhouse-gas emission reductions of around 10 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Gt CO2e) by 2020. This supports and goes substantially beyond the emission reductions proposed by national governments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Ecofys approach would play a significant part in bridging the gap between current emission trends and what is necessary to put the world on a path that would limit global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.

The full article can be downloaded from Nature Climate Change. For more information please read the press release. Please find further insights in our blog as well.