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Press Conference: As Nations Head to Climate COP in Qatar Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap Wider than Previously Thought, says UN Study
14/ 11/ 2012

Press Conference: As Nations Head to Climate COP in Qatar Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap Wider than Previously Thought, says UN StudyUN Report Measures Growing Gulf between Current Pledges and Reductions Needed to Meet Key Climate Targets

Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Media Advisory in languages
French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic
Date and Time: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 10:00am (local time)
You can access the press conference via toll-free dial-in numbers listed below
UNEP will provide live coverage of the press conference via its Twitter account @UNEP
Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director (via video link)
Joseph Alcamo, UNEP Chief Scientist
Monica Araya, Member of Steering Committee, Adviser, Costa Rica Climate Change Directorate
Niklas Höhne, Lead author Ch. 2, Director Energy and Climate Policy, Ecofys
In the run up to the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will release the latest edition of its authoritative Emissions Gap Report on 21 November 2012.
The 2012 study reveals the gap to be significantly wider than previously thought.

The report - a vital reference point for climate change negotiations - provides the most recent assessment of the 'gap' between commitments made by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and what is needed to keep global temperature rise below a 2°C limit by 2020.
Detailed analysis of the emissions cuts needed to meet a range of scenarios are outlined, as well as a raft of solutions for bridging the emissions gap by 2020.
These include measures that cover a number of key economic sectors from transport and buildings to forestry.
UNEP convened some 55 scientists from 22 countries to produce the third edition of the report.
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Other launch events around the world:
Beijing, China

Venue: UN Compound
Date and Time: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 3:00 pm (local time)

Zhang Shigang, Head of UNEP China Office
Jiang Kejun, Co-lead author, ERI
Zhao Xiusheng, Tsinghua Univeristy
Gov. rep. (TBC)

Brasilia, Brazil

Venue: IPEA - Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada SBS, Quadra 1, Bloco J, Ed. BNDES 70076-900 Brasília - DF - Brasil
Date and Time: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 10:00 am (local time)

Denise Hamú - UNEP
Jorge Hargrave - IPEA, report Co-author
Ronaldo Seroa da Motta - IPEA/UERJ, report Co-author
Claudio Gesteira - COPPE/UFRJ, report Co-author
Sven Wunder - CIFOR, report Co-author
Francisco de Oliveira Filho - MMA - Department Policies to Combat Deforestation - Ministry of Environment, Brazil

Brussels, Belgium

Venue: UN House, Rue Montoyer  14, Brussels
Date and Time: Thursday, 22 November 2012, 10:30 am (local time)

Jan Dusik, UNEP Acting Regional Director for Europe
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director International & Climate Strategy at DG Climate Action
Merlyn Van-Voore, UNEP DTIE

Copenhagen, Denmark

Venue: International Press Centre, Copenhagen
Date and Time: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 9:30 am (local time)

Martin Lidegaard, Minister of Climate, Energy and Building, Denmark
John Christensen, Head of UNEP Risoe Centre

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