Remaining below the UNFCCC +2°C limit through demand transformation and focus upon agriculture

Some projections of country commitments to the UNFCCC process indicate the +2°C limit will be exceeded, at least without deploying implausible amounts of negative emissions technology. The Rocky Mountain Institute has issued a new report, Positive Disruption which argues that give the unprecedented and exciting renewable energy technologies the target can be met, and met using global, market-based solutions. Quoting,

Overall, our analysis demonstrates that limiting temperature increases to well below 2°C will require more and deeper change in the years ahead than
most analysts contemplate, with shifts not only in the energy sector but also in agriculture and land use. These changes are not inevitable, but will require urgent and extraordinary efforts to align policies, overcome finance bottlenecks, and speed market adoption of new solutions. Our assessment indicates that such changes may still be within reach, provided that enough subnational, national, international, and especially private-sector and civil-society actions can be launched and aligned to take full advantage of globally scaled production and deployment of clean energy technologies.

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See Retired data scientist and statistician. Now working projects in quantitative ecology and, specifically, phenology of Bryophyta and technical methods for their study.
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