Article: Taking Stock of the Implementation Gap in Climate Policy

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In an article in Nature Climate Change, a team of researchers from UC Berkeley and other institutions — including Taryn Fransen, Jonas Meckling, Anna Stünzi, Tobias S. Schmidt, Florian Egli, Nicolas Schmid & Christopher Beaton — examine the gap between the emissions reductions pledged by countries under the Paris Agreement and those resulting from their domestic policies​. The authors argue that this gap in fact contains two parts: one in the policies that countries adopt, and the other in the outcomes that those policies achieve.