Stabilizing climate change demands immediate intervention
The climate crisis is urgent. It is imperative that the world takes action to stop our average global temperature from increasing by more than 1.5⁰C.
We have until 2030 to reduce emissions and keep global temperature increases to bearable levels - Limiting warming to around 1.5°C (as outlined in the Paris Agreement) requires global greenhouse gas emissions to peak before 2025 at the latest, and be reduced by 43% by 2030.
Emissions must decline faster
If emissions had peaked in 2000, the 1.5°C limit would have been achieved with an average annual GHG emission reduction of 3%.
Starting now requires that GHG emissions must decrease by least 7.6% every year until 2030.
Sustainable energy transition is key
Energy consumption is by far the biggest source of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for a whopping 75.6% (37.6 GtCO2e) worldwide.
The energy sector includes transportation, electricity and heat, buildings, manufacturing and construction, fugitive emissions and other fuel combustion
Speed up electrification
Decarbonising the energy system requires three parallel tracks: Decarbonising power production, accelerating direct electrification, enabling indirect electrification and improving energy efficiency.