Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC
Ch 02

Chapter 2 - Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development

Showing how emissions can be brought to zero by mid-century stay within the small remaining carbon budget for limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

Coordinating Lead Authors

  • Chapter 2 ()
  • Drew Shindell (United States)
  • Kejun Jiang (China)

Lead Authors

  • Solomone Fifita (Fiji)
  • Piers Forster (United Kingdom)
  • Veronika Ginzburg (Russia)
  • Collins Handa (Kenya)
  • Haroon Kheshgi (United States)
  • Shigeki Kobayashi (Japan)
  • Elmar Kriegler (Germany)
  • Luis Mundaca (Chile, Sweden)
  • Roland Séférian (France)
  • Maria Virginia Vilariño (Argentina)

Contributing Authors

  • Katherine Calvin (United States)
  • Oreane Edelenbosch (Netherlands)
  • Johannes Emmerling (Germany, Italy)
  • Sabine Fuss (Germany)
  • Thomas Gasser (France, Austria)
  • Nathan Gillett (Canada)
  • Chenmin He (China)
  • Edgar Hertwich (Austria, United States)
  • Lena Höglund-Isaksson (Sweden, Austria)
  • Daniel Huppmann (Austria)
  • Gunnar Luderer (Germany)
  • Anil Markandya (United Kingdom)
  • David L. McCollum (United States, Austria)
  • Richard Millar (United Kingdom)
  • Malte Meinshausen (Germany, Australia)
  • Alexander Popp (Germany)
  • Joana Correia de Oliveira de Portugal Pereira (Portugal, United Kingdom)
  • Pallav Purohit (India, Austria)
  • Keywan Riahi (Austria)
  • Aurélien Ribes (France)
  • Harry Saunders (Canada, United States)
  • Christina Schäde (Switzerland, United States)
  • Chris Smith (United Kingdom)
  • Pete Smith (United Kingdom)
  • Evelina Trutnevyte (Lithuania, Switzerland)
  • Yang Xiu (China)
  • Wenji Zhou (China, Austria)
  • Kirsten Zickfeld (Canada)

Chapter Scientist

  • Daniel Huppmann (Austria)
  • Chris Smith (United Kingdom)

Review Editors

  • Greg Flato (Canada)
  • Jan Fuglestvedt (Norway)
  • Rachid Mrabet (Morocco)
  • Roberto Schaeffer (Brazil)

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Full web chapter available February 2019

This chapter should be cited as:
J. Rogelj, D. Shindell, K. Jiang, S. Fifita, P. Forster, V. Ginzburg, C. Handa, H. Kheshgi, S. Kobayashi, E. Kriegler, L. Mundaca, R. Séférian, M. V. Vilariño, 2018, Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, H. O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J. B. R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M. I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, T. Waterfield (eds.)]. In Press.

Impacts of 1.5°C of Global Warming on Natural and Human systems