Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Is it feasible to cut emissions drastically?

Drastically cutting emissions looks more and more necessary with time and yet less and less realistic given current trends.

What are the policies and measures required? In fact people have looked at this rather extensively...

The Centre for Alternative Technology mapped out a radical plan (website) earlier in the year for creating a zero carbon Britain within 30 years.

Now the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) the have got together with mainstream NGO'sRSPB and WWF to path out a rather less ambitious but still tough path of emissions cuts, this time 80% by 2050.
In this work, ippr, WWF and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) set out to investigate whether a target of 80% can be achieved in the UK by domestic efforts alone and what the costs of doing so would be. We employed two approaches – the MARKAL-MACRO model, used by the government for the 2007 Energy White Paper, and a model developed by Professor Dennis Anderson at Imperial College, employed for the Stern Review on the economics of climate change.
80% Challenge: Delivering a Low Carbon UK (PDF)

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3 Comments:

At 3:50 PM, Blogger .::JoSePhinE::. said...

hello, nice blog!
I am writing a blog for the same matter, if you like to visit it i'll be glad!
may I link yours to mine?
If you'd like to do the same would be a great help and honour for me!
hugs from Switzerland,
Josephine

 
At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Hi,
I enjoyed checking out your blog. I'm a recent grad in Silicon Valley, and I've just started a company that is mapping the blogosphere to our world. Here is an example of a blogger in Georgia who's plugged in: http://www.verveearth.com/landing/#type=user&id=772. It can be fun to explore different localities.

It's an easy process to get on board, and I can be reached at clayton@verveearth.com for questions or feedback. If you resonate with the vision of painting a global canvas of voices, please give VerveEarth a mention.

Cheers! -Clayton

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger Dave Riley said...

Check out the carbon options before the populace at he upcoming Australian election: http://voteclimate.org.au/

 

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