April 28, 2023by Sebastian Dürr

2°C limit or 2°C goal

2°C limit / 2°C goal

The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. To achieve this long-term temperature goal, countries aim to reach the global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate-neutral world by mid-century. Scientists have determined that to follow a 1.5 degrees Celsius trajectory, the world must cut its emissions in half by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. It is widely recognized that surpassing the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold could result in severe and irreversible climate impacts.