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Coral Bleaching Futures: Downscaled Projections of Bleaching Conditions for the World’s Coral Reefs, Implications of Climate Policy and Management Responses
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this report is threefold: 1. to present downscaled projections of coral bleaching conditions (i.e. exposure to the primary climate threat to coral reefs) at a spatial scale that enables use of the data in management planning, conservation planning and in support of other decisions influencing coral reefs and reef use; 2. to evaluate the implications of the Paris Agreement as well as failure to achieve its goal, by comparing the projected timing of annual severe bleaching between emission scenarios RCP4.5 and 8.5; and 3. provide public access to data as well as main findings in order to enable their application in management planning, policy formulation, and as education and outreach tools.


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Pre-2020 Action: Trends and Progress - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 2
den Elzen, Michel, Fransen, Taryn, Kuramochi, Takeshi, Cantzler, Jasmin, Fekete, Hanna, Olivier, Jos, Parra, Paola Yanguas

This chapter provides an update, based on the latest available scientific literature, on trends in global emissions and progress towards the G20 members meeting their Cancun Pledges. These trends give key indications of pre-2020 mitigation progress and action.


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Scoping the Emissions Gap Report 2017 - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 1
Olhoff, Anne, Christensen, John

The assessment builds on all available information, including that reviewed by the IPCC in its fifth assessment report, as well as more recent scientific studies. The assessment production process has been transparent and participatory, involving two rounds of external reviews and overseen by a steering committee. The governments of the countries with specific mention in the report have been invited to comment on the specific assessment findings during the production process.


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Bridging the Gap: Carbon Dioxide Removal - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 7
Smith, Pete, Friedmann, Julio

Carbon dioxide removal (sometimes called carbon removal or CDR) refers to a cluster of technologies, practices and approaches that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Despite the common denominator of removing carbon dioxide, these technologies can be very different.


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Bridging the Gap: The Role of Short-lived Climate Pollutants - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 6
Klimont, Zbigniew, Shindell, Drew

This chapter outlines the opportunities to reduce the emissions gap afforded by limiting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). This is a topic that has not been included in previous Emissions Gap Reports.


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Bridging the Gap: Phasing out Coal - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 5
Garg, Amit, Steckel, Jan Christoph

If the temperature increase is to be kept well below 2°C by 2100, the global economy must undergo rapid decarbonization.


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Bridging the Gap: Sectoral Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Potentials in 2030 - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 4
Blok, Kornelis, Afanador, Angélica, van Vuuren, Detlef

The chapter provides a detailed review of greenhouse gas emission reduction potentials in 2030 for key economic sectors. Sectoral emission reduction potentials, also called bottom-up potentials, provide detailed estimates of the level of emission reductions that is feasible within a certain sector or for a specific emissions category up to a certain marginal cost level.


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The Emissions Gap and its Implications - The Emissions Gap Report 2017 Chapter 3
den Elzen, Michel, Höhne, Niklas, Jiang, Kejun, Cantzler, Jasmin, Drost, Philip, Fransen, Taryn, Fekete, Hanna, Kuramochi, Takeshi, Lee, David, Levin, Kelly, Rogelj, Joeri, Sha, Fu, Schaeffer, Michiel, Vrontisi, Zoi

This chapter provides an update on the mitigation challenge associated with the global temperature goal of the Paris Agreement, and the estimated global emission levels under various assumptions regarding the implementation of current policies and NDCs or INDCs (hereafter referred to as NDCs, unless specifically mentioned in relation to a country that has not ratified the Paris Agreement).


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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries: Contributions to Reducing Global Emissions - Third Report
United Nations Environment Programme, The 1 Gigaton Coalition

Providing real world examples of RE and EE initiatives in developing countries, this report features six in-depth case studies of ongoing programmes and policies in cities throughout the world. These case studies demonstrate the compounding benefits to human health, the economy, and environment that result from smartly planned RE and EE efforts. The cases feature collaborative initiatives in which the public sector and private companies work together to develop, implement, and scale climate action.


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The Adaptation Gap Report 2017:Towards Global Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme

The report explores key opportunities and challenges associated with assessing progress on adaptation at the global level. The report synthesizes information relevant for the ongoing work under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to prepare for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.


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