In the first of our countdown to COP21 weekly blogs, #Week13 kicks off with the release of a Track 0 and Centre for Alternative Technology collaboration to bring you the latest on who is getting ready to work on the how of implementing a UN climate agreement, whether it be on the regional, national or city level.
The report is the first of its kind in offering this comprehensive scoping of all the deep decarbonisation and zero emissions modelling work that’s out there. Each scenario is different, setting out the pathway for how whole countries can decarbonise with different combinations of sustainable energy, transport and waste management, as well as greening the urban environment and land use. The scenarios range from academic pieces of work to inspiring visions for action based on a combination of policy, what’s technically feasible, what the science tells us is necessary and forays into how far humans are capable of changing their most energy intensive habits.
Report author and CEO of Track 0 Farhana Yamin says,
“Achieving zero is about more than emissions; it’s about sustainable development, more jobs, improved health and well-being, and strengthened communities with improved access to safe, clean energy.”
The scenarios in this report show where we’ve got to in mapping out how to get zero, and we conclude there is much more to be done. To achieve this we will need unprecedented levels of collaboration, knowledge sharing and focus on this particular policy development tool – especially in developing countries.
Find out which countries and cities have a plan for how to get zero using the links below.