Although the EU has an aspirational goal of an 80-95% GHG emissions cut for 2050, compared to 1990 levels, currently planned measures and intermediate goals are not in-line even with the low end of this aim. Additionally, the EU would have to over perform if 1.5 degrees were the aim, as developing economies cannot realistically be expected to reduce emissions as quickly.
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- Climate change policy; climate adaptation; climate change and security; EU budget; environmental governance
Johanna joined IEEP in April 2018 as a Policy Analyst for the Climate and Environment Governance Programme.
Since joining IEEP she has been involved in a variety of projects focusing on climate change policy, including adaptation, climate change and security, the EU budget as well as environmental governance. Her specific expertise relates to the European Union’s climate and energy policies. Before joining IEEP she worked on climate, security and migration questions at the Environmental Justice Foundation. In 2014 she was part of a research team at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, conducting research on the climate impacts on the tundra ecosystems in the Arctic and she is the co-author of scientific articles on this subject. Johanna was in 2015-2016 the president of the European Youth Forum, a platform representing 50 million young people towards the EU, CoE and UN. She holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Policy from the University of Helsinki and a Bachelor in Environmental Biology from the same institution.
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