Exploring comparable post-2012 reduction efforts

EU climate targets substantial emission reductions for developed countries are obligatory

Published: 01/12/2008

The study assesses different approaches to turn emission reducing efforts of different countries (Annex I) comparable. The emission reducing targets and costs are very different for the Annex I countries. In order to achieve the EU climate target of 2°C the EU has to reduce its emissions by 30%. In addition other developed countries must commit themselves to emission reductions by 15 – 30% and economically more advanced developing countries must also contribute proportionally in accordance to their responsibilities and respective capabilities.