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23 Jun 2016

Explosive renewables development can make Paris a success

Nature Climate Change / Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

A team of scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have published a comment in Nature Climate Change entitled “Why the right climate target was agreed in Paris”. It highlights that the Paris goal of reducing the temperature increase to under 2°C will be achievable with a large scale technological transformation to renewable energy systems which would see fossil industries “implode”. The Paris target was simple enough to create worldwide political momentum, the researchers say.

Read the article (behind paywall) in English here and see the PIK press release in English here.

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