Lecture Kleinman Center Event

The Emissions Gap: How Far Are We from the Goals of the Paris Agreement?


Anne Olhoff
International Senior Advisor, CONCITO


Cornelia Colijn
Executive Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

Virtual event

Are global emissions on track to meet the promises of the Paris Agreement? Anne Olhoff explores where we are headed, where we need to be, and how we get there.

Event Summary

The UNEP Emissions Gap Reports provide annual assessments of the gap between estimated future global GHG emissions if countries implement their climate mitigation pledges and the global emission levels aligned with achieving the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C. Based on the latest science and the most recent climate change mitigation pledges made by countries before and during the latest climate conference in Glasgow, this talk provides an overview of where we are in terms of global emissions, where we are headed, where we need to be and how we get there.


Anne Olhoff

International Senior Advisor, CONCITO
Anne Olhoff has more than 20 years’ experience in international policy, technical assistance and research on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the context of sustainable development. Olhoff has been heavily involved in 2 UNEP reports: the Emissions Gap Report and the Adaptation Gap Report.

Cornelia Colijn

Executive Director
Cornelia Colijn is the executive director of the Kleinman Center. She envisions, plans, and manages all center programming, while building connections with students, faculty, and leaders in the energy industry.