Global Carbon Project says cut emissions now
The Global Carbon Project has published its full analysis for 2021, reinforcing the need for rapid emissions cuts.
In the research, Professor Pierre Friedlingstein, of Exeter’s Mathematics department and Global Systems Institute (GSI), and Alissa Haward, GSI Project Manager, discuss the findings and their relevance to the climate crisis.
Their analysis from the Global Carbon Budget concludes that if we want to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 we must cut global CO2 emissions by about 1.4 billion tonnes each year, starting now.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say limiting warming to around 1.5°C requires global greenhouse gas emissions to peak before 2025 at the latest and be reduced by 43% by 2030.
Both of these findings support the requirement for urgent and transformative action for a fair and sustainable future.