We know that the facts around climate chaos can be confusing and overwhelming. Many feel a sense of hopelessness, not knowing how to make a difference.
The truth is, the science is clear and indisputable. Tens of thousands of scientists from across the globe all agree that human induced climate change is a reality and our current trajectory is bleak. But it’s not a time to despair. We know the solution: the world must go zero carbon by 2030.
This is where the conversation must change, for we CAN alter our future. We have the technology, but we must go faster.
It’s down to those in power to accelerate the transition.
We’ve created this resource hub, bringing together the facts, films and blogs into one space to help you understand the benefits of a zero carbon world, and what must be done to get there.
The time to change is now.
You can be part of it, here’s how.
The most significant and accepted system transition required to tackle climate chaos and limit emissions is the swift shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
We now have a clear picture of an alternative clean energy system. In 2019, after five years of analysis, Energy Watch Group together with the LUT University in Finland published a detailed report showing that the world can run entirely on zero greenhouse gas energy, from power, heat, to transport and desalination, well before 2050 – as soon as 2030.
Read this blog by Frans van den Heuvel, CEO, on what a 100% renewable world looks like; an energy system that is substantially cheaper than today, the creation of millions of new jobs, and energy independence for world regions.
There is now unequivocal evidence that we have reached a critical point in our planet’s history, where the decisions we make today will determine the future of all living things. These decisions for 2019 and 2020 lie with just a few thousand individuals and will enable the ‘decade of action’.
Shifting to a zero carbon system requires a dramatic shift in business as usual; commitment to a complete decarbonisation of energy, upheaval of current investment, restructure of subsidies. If these powerful individuals don’t choose a zero carbon future, then life for the human species will be a battle against natural disasters, famine, drought, fear and conflict.
The consequences, as told by science
Loss of coral
The economic, social and environmental imperatives of addressing climate chaos are increasingly compelling. Solar joins onshore wind as the cheapest option for electricity generation in every developed country (except Japan), according to Bloomberg’s analysis. In response to it making financial sense, a growing number of companies, cities, states and regions are de-risking their operations by shifting away from volatile fossil fuels, committing to zero carbon. It’s these innovative leaders who provide evidence, and hope, that this way of operating can become mainstream.
We can, and must, accelerate progress
We have evidence in the climate science, the solution in renewable technology, and operational proof that a zero carbon future is possible. We must upturn our mentality and check our decisions with the right question; will my choices speed up the renewable transition? We can work together to find order to this chaos.
These next 12 months of decisions are critical to see a decade of action. With the right actions and clarity of thought we can focus on this fight; the fight for the preservation of life on this planet with breathable air, clean available water, stable weather systems, diverse ecosystems and abundant natural resources for our grandchildren.
Millions around the world are shouting out for a transition. Political and system change must follow today to avoid unimaginable consequences.
What does success look like?
To a nutshell, we have some demands of business and political leaders:
How will we know if we are succeeding? In 2020:
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