New open-access book describes ground-breaking framework on how to best tackle climate change and its negative effects, funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation as part of its new One Earth initiative.
Based on state-of-the-art scenario modelling, Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals provides the vital missing link between renewable energy targets and the measures needed to achieve them. Its robustly modelled scenarios indicate how to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions. Therefore, it clearly demonstrates that the goals of the Paris Agreement are achievable with current technology, and are beneficial in economic and employment terms. The findings are the result of two years of research and modelling by leading scientists from the University of Technology Sydney, the German Aerospace Center, and the University of Melbourne. Together with his international research team, lead author Dr Sven Teske also presented this ground-breaking new framework at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.
“Science is showing us the way forward, but you do not need to be a scientist to understand that climate change is the defining issue of our time. If our world warms past 1.5 °C, our way of life will profoundly change for the worse. Why not manage the transition in a way that is orderly and equitable? Human beings caused this problem, but with our vast knowledge and ingenuity, we can also fix it. We are resilient. We can adapt. We can change,” writes Leonardo DiCaprio in the foreword of the book.
Published by Springer as an open-access resource, Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals is freely available and can be read here on Springer Nature’s content platform SpringerLink: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-05843-2
By: Renate Bayaz and Melanie Lehnert-Bechle