Who can help to speed up green action and how?
Limiting catastrophic climate change requires action at all levels of society, from governments and companies to investors and individuals. While each of us can and must make changes in our daily lives to limit our consumption of carbon-intensive goods and services, such changes alone will not be sufficient to halt runaway climate change. 73% of global emissions come from the energy sector because 80% of global energy supply comes from fossil fuels. To reduce global emissions at the rate required by science, we need our energy systems to shift from a reliance on fossil fuels to using renewable, green energy. To effectively tackle climate change, we must transform the global energy system from black to green.
We all have a role to play:
- Invest more in the build-out of green energy
- Phase out coal-fired power plants faster
- Innovate and scale new technologies to support an entirely green energy system
- Make ambitious energy and decarbonisation plans aligned with the 1.5°C target
- Speed up the phase-out of coal-fired power plants
- Accelerate the build-out of green energy
- Pursue faster green electrification to help decarbonise transport, buildings, and industry
- introduce policies to boost energy efficiency across sectors
- Buy green power from green energy companies
- Reduce emissions from production, feedstocks, and throughout the supply chain
- Cut emissions to what is required to limit global warming to 1.5°C