Climate Action Tracker: Ten steps in ten years toward the 1.5˚C warming limit
The Climate Action Tracker has spelt out ten important, short-term steps that key sectors need to take to help the world achieve the Paris Agreement’s 1.5˚C limit. Released at Marrakech today, the brief describes the most important actions for the key sectors energy generation, transport, buildings, industry, forestry and land use, and commercial agriculture.
According to the brief, all key sectors need to begin major efforts to cut emissions by 2020 at the latest. By 2025, they should have accelerated these efforts to reach zero globally aggregated carbon dioxide emissions by mid-century, and zero greenhouse gas emissions overall roughly in the 2060s.
The first and most important sector identified by the analysis is the electricity sector, which makes up one quarter of global emissions. It needs to undertake the fastest transformation, and must be fully decarbonised by 2050.