World Needs to Mind the Carbon Emissions Gap

November 19, 2014 10:13 PM

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A new report suggests that policymakers better mind the gap if they want to meet the 2°C global warming threshold. But in spite of the warning, that chasm is growing as the world’s carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise.

To bridge the gap, the world will have to reduce emissions to reach net carbon dioxide (CO2) neutrality sometime between 2055-2070, according to the fifth annual Emissions Gap Report released on Wednesday by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP).

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