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Politically informed advice for climate action

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Upward estimates for carbon budgets are unlikely to lead to action-focused climate policy. Climate researchers need to understand processes and incentives in policymaking and politics to communicate effectively.

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The author would like to thank F. Schenuit for his support in tracing benchmark shifts in UNEP Emissions Gap Reports 2010–2017.

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  1. The Ocean in the Earth System, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

    • Oliver Geden
  2. Centre for Globalisation and Governance, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    • Oliver Geden
  3. EU/Europe Research Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany

    • Oliver Geden

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