Evaluation of the Copenhagen accord: chances and risks for the 2C climate goal

In December 2009, an important United Nations climate change conference (COP15) took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. This conference resulted in the Copenhagen Accord, which forms the basis for further negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, later this year. As part of the Copenhagen Accord, industrialised countries have submitted greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2020 and developing countries have submitted actions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This report presents an overview of: the global emission implications of all these submissions; the abatement cost implications; the implications for meeting the 2