1.5°C Pathways For The EU27: Accelerating Climate Action To Deliver The Paris Agreement

Global action remains insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.Increasing the ambition of 2030 climate targets and accelerating emissions reductions in this
decade are essential. This report presents technically feasible 1.5°C compatible energy and emissions pathways for the EU27 and assesses whether the EU’s current 2030 climate targets are
aligned with limiting warming to 1.5°C.

The report finds that, to be 1.5°C compatible, the EU27 would need to cut its domestic emissions faster than currently planned. 1.5°C compatible pathways assessed in this report, and filtered to meet sustainability constraints, show that the EU27 can feasibly:

– Reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 63-73% below 1990 levels excl. land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). Accounting for LULUCF, this corresponds to a66-77% reduction by 2030, relative to 1990 levels
– Reach net zero GHG emissions between 2040-2045

– Limit the EU27’s total cumulative CO2 emissions to 11-22GtCO2 from 2020 until mid-century (incl. LULUCF)

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