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Building on facts

Support slides for discussing an effective climate policy
(Created for the EAN sustainability panel discussion)

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Building on facts

  1. 1. Building on facts Support slides for discussing an effective climate policy EAN Sustainability panel discussion Saturday 11 may 2019 Jonas Voorzanger
  2. 2. The climate system consists of many positive feedback loops, making it extremely difficult to predict with high confidence Less reflection Release of methane Melting tundra Melting ice sheets Less CO2 absorption Warming oceans Warmer atmosphere
  3. 3. An average Dutch person emits 10.000 kg CO2 per year https://www.clo.nl/indicatoren/nl0165-broeikasgasemissies-in-nederland Total area: 10.000 kgCO2 Driving (solo) 50 km per work day for a year (13.000 km in total) 3.250 Eating vegan for a year 1.058 Difference between eating meat and eating vegan 1.500 Shower for 10 m/d/y 172 Return flight Amsterdam - New York (12.000 km in total) 1.200 Train return trip A’dam- Berlin 78 < Heating & Stuff >
  4. 4. A full car has similar emissions, per person, to a train http://www.aef.org.uk/downloads/Grams_CO2_transportmodesUK.pdf and own analysis
  5. 5. To limit climate change to +1,5 ºC we a have a net personal carbon budget of 50.000 kgCO2 until the end of times https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/SPM1_figure-final-e1541758557589-947x1024.png 2 4 6 8 10 2025 2030 2035 2040 2045 Year Yearly personal emissions (103 kgCO2 /p/y) 2020 If everyone would live like the Dutch, carbon emissions would have to stop completely before 2025 If the average world citizen doesn’t change, it’s total emission would have to stop completely before 2035 To keep using energy up to 2045, the average world citizen needs to reduce its emissions by 130 kg CO2 per year
  6. 6. If total personal carbon limit is €50, a Dutch person spends €10 yearly Total carbon ‘budget’ Yearly spending
  7. 7. Solar electricity is now cheaper than subsidized fossil power https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421518305196 Competitive with subsidized fossil fuels
  8. 8. In 2018, eight out of the ten largest companies (by revenue) are related to the (fossil) energy industry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_companies_by_revenue

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Support slides for discussing an effective climate policy (Created for the EAN sustainability panel discussion)

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