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Biodiversity Loss

Biodiversity is an important planetary boundary because, without the living species, we would not have biomass, carbon sequestration, rainfall, or the regulation of the flow of fresh water, carbon,…

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Why Countries Need Deep Decarbonization Pathways to 2050 (1)

This chapter looks at some of the results of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), discussing in detail the country-specific ways in which the transition to low-carbon economies are being…

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What is the Global Emissions Reduction Pathway for the 2-degree Limit

This chapter looks at the shape of the emission reduction trajectory to determine how to reach net zero emissions by the second half of the century. In 2010, the global greenhouse gases annual…

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Comparing with the Potential Emissions from Fossil Fuel Reserves and Resources

This chapter compares the global budget for CO2 energy emissions to stay within the 2 degree limit with the potential emissions embedded into the fossil fuel reserves and resources, which is…

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What is the Global Carbon Budget for the 2-degree Limit?

The greenhouse gas concentration that is consistent with the 2 degree objective is between 430 and 480 part per million of CO2 equivalent. The global carbon budget will only be calculated for CO2; we…

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What is a Carbon Budget?

This chapter discusses how much anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions we can still emit if we want to live within the 2-degree limit that we’ve set using the concept of the carbon budget. A…

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Sources and Sinks: Energy, Land Use, CCS, Part II

This chapter gives an overview of all the anthropogenic gases and their effects on the environment particularly, how gases possess the ability to destroy our biodiversity and affect our natural…

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Sources and Sinks: Energy, Land Use, CCS, Part I

How can we maintain the carbon dioxide emission equilibrium through sources and sinks, and achieve the long-term temperature goal as laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement? This chapter overviews…

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Uncertainties, Precaution, and Insurance, Part I

What are the risks and uncertainties involved in bringing change to the energy system? Jeffrey Sachs dismisses some uncertainties that are not based in reality notably, the basic science of climate…

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Uncertainties, Precaution, and Insurance, Part II

What are the precise damages of climate change? Some examples of major issues affecting humanity are given, such as malaria transmission. We know that global warming has spread malaria transmission,…

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Deep Decarbonization: Reaching Net-Zero By the Second Half of the Century, Part II

This chapter describes the work of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project and the three pillars of deep decarbonization: energy efficiency, decarbonization of electricity, and fuel switching. It…

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The Carbon Budget, Part II

This chapter gives an overview of all the anthropogenic gases and their effects on the environment particularly, how gases possess the ability to destroy our biodiversity and affect our natural…

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The Goal of Less Than 2ºC, Part II

An introduction to the course Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet. This chapter introduces the Sustainable Development Goals and explains the context of their adoption. It focuses on how…

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The Carbon Budget, Part I

This chapter explains the concept of the carbon budget, or the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that can be emitted without raising the global temperature above 2 degrees Celsius. It details…

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The Goal of Less Than 2ºC, Part I

How does emission of greenhouse gases lead to global warming? This chapter depicts and analyzes significant factors and illuminates anomalies contributing to the drastic change in our climate.…

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Deep Decarbonization: Reaching Net-Zero by the Second Half of the Century, Part I

How can energy and land-use system transformation today help achieve deep decarbonization? Potential future CO2 emissions scenarios based on different approaches and realities are depicted here.…

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