What can we do to hit the 1.5C limit?

The Guardian Weekly - - Spotlight -

Routes to 1.5C

The IPCC maps out four path­ways to achieve 1.5C. Re­for­esta­tion is es­sen­tial to all of them, as are shifts to elec­tric trans­port sys­tems and greater adop­tion of car­bon cap­ture tech­nol­ogy.


Car­bon pol­lu­tion would have to be cut by 45% by 2030 – com­pared with a 20% cut un­der the 2C path­way – and come down to zero by 2050, com­pared with 2075 for 2C. This would re­quire car­bon prices that are three to four times higher than for a 2C tar­get. But the costs of do­ing noth­ing would be far higher.

Where can I learn more?

For full cov­er­age of the UN re­port, see the­guardian.com/ en­vi­ron­ment. For the full re­port visit ipcc.ch/re­port/sr15

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