CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

New study shows global temperature responds slowly to emissions cuts

Although large emissions cuts are urgently needed if we are to achieve the global climate goals, it may take decades before we can measure the effect of the reductions on global temperature evolution, a new study shows.

4C – Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century

The EU-funded project 4C (Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century) aims to fill the knowledge gap surrounding climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the uncertainty in our quantitative understanding of carbon-climate interactions and feedbacks.

Scientists demystify climate scenarios for investors

Climate change is a real financial risk, but the risk depends on the complex evolution of climate policy, technology, and the climate system. CICERO’s new climate scenario guide explains how investors can use scenarios to evaluate different financial risks.

COMMENTARY: Did 1.5°C suddenly get easier?

COMMENTARY: A new paper suggests a rather significant upward revision of the carbon budget for 1.5°C. This is a potential game changer, but it is too early to reformulate mitigation plans.

0.5°C makes a big difference for mitigation

Keeping global warming below 2°C is hard, but 2.5°C is a walk in the park!

Should climate policy aim to avoid 2°C or to exceed 2°C?

There are different ways to define carbon budgets, and a particularly important distinction is between the two concepts of avoiding a temperature target and exceeding a temperature target. Understanding the difference between these two concepts goes a long way to explaining different types of budgets.