The only developed country to have pledged to cut carbon emissions in line with recommendations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is Japan, with its minus 25% commitment by 2020 compared with 1990 levels, a new study has found.
The analysis by environmental consultancy Ecofys was commissioned by the Green/EFA group in the European Parliament. It calculates the emissions reductions industrialised countries must make in order to achieve the overall 25-40% cut that the IPCC says is needed to limit the global temperature rise to 2°C.
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