The project

"Pathways and Entry Points to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C" (PEP1p5)

Current and planned national mitigation efforts (i.e. Nationally Determined Contributions) remain insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement’s mitigation goals. To keep the Paris goals in reach, nations would have to dramatically and rapidly ratchet up their efforts with effective and robust policies.

Pep1p5 provides an assessment of near- to medium-term national and international climate policies as well as long-term mitigation pathways for limiting global mean temperature increase to 1.5°C as called for in the Paris Agreement.

So far PEP1p5 identified potential policy packages for enhancing near term action, investigated their suitability as climate policy entry points and analyzed their implications for the transformation processes in 1.5 °C pathways (see publications). Results were published in time for the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 °C (see highlight) and discussed in a stakeholder and expert workshop. As a next step, the generated insights on 1.5 °C entry points and pathways will be presented in a final symposium in autumn 2019 with the goal to inform the UN Climate Summit on 23 September 2019 and identify research needs for the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC.

The project started in May 2017 and will end in November 2019. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.