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Define limits for temperature overshoot targets

Temperature overshoot scenarios that make the 1.5 °C climate target feasible could turn into sources of political flexibility. Climate scientists must provide clear constraints on overshoot magnitude, duration and timing, to ensure accountability.

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  1. German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany

    • Oliver Geden
  2. Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    • Oliver Geden
  3. Center for Applied Economic Research (CAWM) at the University of Münster, Münster, Germany

    • Andreas Löschel
  4. Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    • Andreas Löschel

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