26 Nov '15, 12pm

Existing climate solutions could cut global emissions by 25%: A recent report produced by Sitra suggests that

The report , which was supported by 11 world-leading institutions, took climate solutions that have already proven successful in 36 countries and asked what would happen if these were scaled up internationally, using realistic projections through 2030. The findings indicate that that the solutions could go a long way towards closing the “emissions gap”, the extra emissions reductions required to limit global average warming to less than 2°C, as calculated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Twelve gigatonnes is a quarter of today’s global annual greenhouse gas emissions and up to three times the reductions that governments have pledged ahead of the UNFCCC climate summit starting in Paris on Monday 30th November. It is also equivalent to the combined annual greenhouse gas emissions of the USA and European Union, or the combined energy-related carbon dioxide ...

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