The annual Carbon Outlooks released by the EU-funded 4C project provide an overview of the evolution of the CO2 emissions during the past year, prepared in collaboration with the Global Carbon Project.
The 27th edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27) is held between 6 and 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
The summit brings together politicians, scientists and civil society to discuss our changing climate and negotiate action for achieving the climate goals set by the Paris Agreement, aiming to limit global warming to well below 2°C.
The evolution of climate change depends on the development of our society, demographics and economics over the next decades. Limiting global warming to below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, or preferably to 1.5°C as it is established in the Paris Agreement, would only be possible if we stop emitting greenhouse gases as soon as possible. On the current trajectories, the world is set to warm by around 2.5°C by 2100, and continue upwards thereafter.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is hosting its yearly General Assembly on 23-27 May 2022. The conference brings together scientists from the Earth, planetary and space science fields to present and discuss the latest research in their fields, in particular targeting early-career scientists.
A number of 4C researchers are participating in the event, presenting their findings on carbon cycle research and climate predictions. Policy-relevant results that can help reduce uncertainties and move towards a net-zero world are also showcased.
The 4C Carbon Outlook, released in November 2021, is warning that stronger climate policies are needed to trigger the necessary short-term action to reduce CO2 emissions sufficiently in the coming decade to keep the option for 1.5°C alive.
The UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) is the yearly summit that brings together world leaders, scientists and civil society to discuss greenhouse gas emissions and the measures that have been taken or need to be taken to address climate change.
The conference is crucial for negotiating action to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and aiming at 1.5 degrees, in line with the Paris Agreement, which was first adopted during COP21 in 2015.
COP26 is the 26th COP summit, taking place in Glasgow, UK between 31 October and 12 November 2021.