Mott MacDonald has published a new report titled Under 2°C: mission possible, which details the range of steps that will set us on the 2°C pathway by 2050. The consultancy has set out a timeline which identifies the likely major milestones along the route to achieving the historic Paris Agreement, the goal of which is to slow and ultimately halt progressive climate change. Under 2°C: mission possible is a story based on real life progress to-date, commitments already made and technology improvements in the pipeline.
Keith Howells, Mott MacDonald’s Group chairman, believes that realising the Paris Agreement’s aim of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C is completely achievable. “So far, 90 per cent of the 195 signatories to the 2015 Paris Agreement have passed approximately 1500 pieces of national policy and legislation to achieve their 2°C commitments. Now it’s all about implementation,” he said.
“Our Under 2°C: mission possible report illustrates exactly how this can be done by providing a recourse of positive technological, economic and social changes that occur along the way. We anticipate unprecedented innovation, research and development to take place during between now and 2050, which is great news for future generations. It proves that humankind can not only respond to massive challenges but actually overcome them and continue to thrive.”
Under 2°C: mission possible can be viewed and downloaded here: www.mottm.ac/below2degrees