The Paris Agreement aims to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.
The Paris Agreement aims to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. One major route to achieving this is for countries to reach ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050 – either producing no emissions or removing the same amount that they produce.
eaching this goal will require a mixture of replacing fossil fuels in energy production with sustainable alternatives like solar and wind power, and deploying technologies that remove carbon dioxide either from power plant emissions or directly from the atmosphere.
Many current models for determining the best mix of strategies for a country to adopt focus on the projected cost of the technologies. However, this ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach ignores the current state of a country’s energy economy and industrial strengths, which could lead to social inequalities, argue Imperial College London researchers in a new analysis published today in Joule.
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