Background Info

Briefing : the facts and figures behind the seven requests in our petition

Discussion Paper : the systemic context and scientific basis which underpins our initiative and our petition

Slide Show : accompanying the Discussion Paper


Some key studies:

• IPCC (2018). Global Warming of 1.5 °C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. http://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

• United Nations (2018), Emissions Gap Report 2018, http://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018

• IPBES (2019), Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, https://www.ipbes.net/global-assessment-report-biodiversity-ecosystem-services

• European Commission (2018), A Clean Planet for all, A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy, Brussels, 28.11.2018 COM(2018) 773 final, https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies/2050_en

• European Commission (2018), In-depth analysis in support on the COM(2018) 773: A Clean Planet for all – A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy, https://ec.europa.eu/knowledge4policy/publication/depth-analysis-support-com2018-773-clean-planet-all-european-strategic-long-term-vision_en

• European Commission, EPSC (2019), Europe’s Sustainability Puzzle, Broadening the Debate, https://ec.europa.eu/epsc/publications/other-publications/europes-sustainability-puzzle_en

• Groupe d’experts pour le climat et le Développement Durable (2019), Rapport final, https://www.klimaatpanel.be/fr

• OECD (2019), Accelerating Climate Action, Refocusing Policies through a Well-being Lens, http://www.oecd.org/tax/accelerating-climate-action-2f4c8c9a-en.htm

• WMO (2019), United In Science, High-level synthesis report of latest climate science information convened by the Science Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/united_in_science

• UN Environment (2019), Lessons from a decade of emissions gap assessments. Christensen, J. and Olhoff, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi. https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-10-year-summary

UN Environment (2019). Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People. Nairobi. DOI 10.1017/9781108627146, http://www.unenvironment.org/resources/global-environment-outlook-6

Other useful links:

• The Club of Rome – Planetary Emergency Plan, https://www.clubofrome.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/PlanetaryEmergencyPlan_CoR-4.pdf


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