To achieve that goal, scientists say that global carbon emissions would need to peak within the next decade, and then decline to zero by the end of the century.
However, after three consecutive years in which greenhouse gas emissions stabilized after decades of growth, new research predicts a two per cent increase in emissions in 2017.
Johan Rockström, a professor in environmental science and the executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, was one of the scientists that presented the report in Bonn.
He spoke to Radio Sweden's Dave Russell about the environmental challenges that face governments, businesses, and individuals.
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