The WWViews participants want COP15 negotiators to agree on year 2020 emissions reductions of 25-40 % or more beneath 1990 levels for Annex 1 countries.
The reduction targets promoted by the citizens are more ambitious than the proposals that are on the table for the COP15 meeting in Copenhagen. Hence, the WWViews participants give their COP15 negotiators a strong mandate for agreeing on higher emission reduction targets for Annex 1 countries.
The reduction targets supported by participating citizens are in line with the present IPCC assessment of what is needed if the global temperature increase is to be kept below 2 degrees Celsius.
It is interesting to note that also US participants, coming from the only country that has not ratified the Kyoto protocol, want high emission reduction targets for Annex 1 countries. 56% of the US participants want 25-40% reductions, and 31% want reductions by 40% or more, meaning that 87% want reductions from 25% and up. These ambitions by far exceed the ambitions of the US administration.
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