The UNEP Emissions Gap Report

The Emissions Gap Reports are annual science-based assessments of the gap between countries’ pledges on greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the reductions required to deliver a global temperature increase of below 2°C by the end of this century.

Each year the reports also feature assessment of key opportunities for bridging the gap. The reports have gained wide reputation as a scientifically authoritative source of timely and policy relevant information to key decision-makers, informing the UNFCCC process, and – looking forward – the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP CCC) has managed the production of UNEP’s flagship report on climate change – the Emissions Gap Report – since 2011. The latest 2021 report was released in November of 2021.

UNEP CCC staff act as secretariat to the different parties involved in the preparation of the report, contribute to drafting the executive summary of it, author sections of it and supports the editorial process. UNEP CCC is furthermore involved in outreach and communication of key findings of the reports.

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Henry Neufeldt

Head of Section, Impact Assessment and Adaptation Analysis

Phone: +45 4533 5251