The eighth edition of the UN Flagship Emissions Gap Report was launched in Geneva on 31 October, days ahead of the Convening of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23). The report, in its eighth edition, reveals the temperature implications of failing to increase ambition. The Emissions Gap Report tracks the policy commitments made by countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and analyses how these policies will translate into emissions reductions through 2030, clearly outlining the emissions gap and what it would take to bridge it. It also analyses the potential impact on climate change of the recent Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. It examines how Government policy and private sector initiatives are key to which way the process evolves.
The event also witnessed the launch of The 1 Gigaton Report, which analyses GHG reductions resulting from renewable energy and energy efficiency — estimated to be over 1 GtCO2e by 2020, and how these reduction contribute to bridging the emissions gap.
High Level Panelists include:
- Erik Solheim, UN Environment Executive Director
- Edgar E. Gutiérrez-Espeleta, UN Environment Assembly President, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica
- Pacôme Moubelet-Boubeya, President of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, Minister of Forest, Sea and Environment, Gabon
- Borge Brende, Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Maria Krautzberger, German Environment Agency President
- David Craig, Financial and Risk President at Thomson Reuters
- Timothy Nixon, Sustainability, Head of Thought Leadership at Thomson Reuters
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