Climate economics support for the UN climate targets

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 13 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0833-x

The economic optimality of limiting global warming to below 2 °C has been questioned. This analysis shows that the 2 °C target is economically optimal in a version of the DICE model that includes updated climate science, climate damage estimates and evidence on social discount rates.