Embracing uncertainty in climate change policy

03 August 2015

Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2716 Received 25 April 2015 Accepted 09 June 2015 Published online 03 August 2015


Climate scientists are calling for an overhaul of the way climate change pledges are assessed, in order to avoid ‘indefinite procrastination’ on designing efficient mitigation policies.

Writing in Nature Climate Change, they say that the ‘pledge and review’ approach that will form the basis of commitments made at the UN climate change negotiations in December, presents an opportunity to link mitigation goals explicitly to the evolving climate response.