Diana Urge-Vorsatz, professor in CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, was a contributing author of the United Nations Environment Program’s comprehensive new study on climate change. The study concluded that it is technologically and economically feasible to cut emissions by 2020 to a level that would cap the 21st-century global temperature increase at 2 degrees Celsius.
“Bridging the Emissions Gap,” the second in UNEP’s series of reports on the topic, brought together 55 scientists and experts from 28 scientific groups across 15 countries. The report, issued Nov. 23, just days ahead of the UN climate conventions in South Africa, represents the clearest indicator so far that the world already has the solutions to avert damaging climate change, and presents policymakers with clear ideas on how to bridge the emissions gap by 2020. In addition to being a professor, Urge-Vorsatz directs 3CSEP, CEU’s Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy.
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