Many governments worldwide have committed to the aims of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5%, and many have implemented targets to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The 2050 Pathways work presents a framework to consider some of the choices and trade-offs we will have to make over the next 40 years.
The first step on a decarbonisation journey is to understand your company’s carbon footprint in all aspects of its operations from the production cycle regarding the products, transportation, and facility management.
With the 2050 calculator, many governments aim to encourage a debate with all their citizens on making the society evolve towards a low carbon society by 2050. My2050 provides:
- Breakdown view of the impact of each sector: transport, buildings, industry, energy supply and agriculture
- You can choose your level of ambition from 1 (minimum effort) to 4 (extreme effort) for each of the levers of decarbonisation at the bottom
- You can save, compare and distribute your scenario through social media.
The key to the 2050 Calculator is considering the full range of possible things, not just what we think will happen. Moreover, it is important to also think about what would be the cost of your choices (would it require a significant change from our current energy system or require a technology that is still only in development?) and therefore what could be the most economically advantageous pathway going forward.