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World can avoid catastrophic global warming with climate solutions in hand today – study

(Eco Business, 5 Mar 2020) With the tools available today, the world can go carbon-negative by mid-century while nourishing human populations and restoring healthy ecosystems, a new groundbreaking analysis of climate solutions has found. So why don’t we use them?

The tools needed to avert runaway climate change are available, established and economically feasible today. All that is needed is more aggressive action from policymakers, businesses and communities to deploy them at scale, new research published on Tuesday has found.

With existing technology and solutions to cut emissions, support carbon sinks and improve society, the world could ensure greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere peak and begin declining by as early as the mid-2040s.

This would halt global heating within two decades after carbon concentrations peak, keeping it well below two degrees Celsius, reads the study, by American climate mitigation research organisation Project Drawdown.

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Eco Business, 5 Mar 2020: World can avoid catastrophic global warming with climate solutions in hand today – study