In December 2015, governments reached a landmark agreement (The Paris Agreement) to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future by working to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius and by pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In October 2018, the IPCC projected that significant additional negative impacts will result if global temperatures rise beyond 1.5 degrees C. To prevent a global temperature rise of more than 1.5 C, we need to prevent emissions from increasing from current levels through 2030, and reduce global emissions by 30% by 2050.
Therefore, to decarbonize our future, we must take action now. There is no time to wait. “Countdown to 2030,” is a 10 year vision and roadmap to help ensure that by 2030 we remain on track to achieving our shared 2050 goals to decarbonize our activities. .