Our aim is to provide the world with a workable climate solution to stop runaway climate change.
Our proposal was accepted by over 60 voting country government representative official delegates at the recent United Nations COP23 as being uniquely able could actually deliver of us, (yes all of us) from runaway devastating climate change!
COP23 Ambition Scenario: 2 tonnes of Carbon per person per year by 2022
We, (at 2Tonnes of Carbon Limited) are a part of the Green Economics Institute, an official RINGO of the COP, and after speaking to delegates of over 50 countries at the COP23, we think a 2 tonnes of carbon by 2022 seems to be the optimal solution.
In order to operationalize the Paris Agreement successfully (and to avoid disappointment over non-delivery at COP23), the solution unofficially supported by over 50 nations at COP23 appears to be the following:
We calculate 2 tonnes of carbon per person per year by 2022, based on the following data.
– Today, NASA data shows is 0.99 degrees of warming.
– Paris COP21 would actually deliver 3.2 degrees of warming.
– The Paris COP21 ambition is 1.5 degrees.
– Actual INDC delivery COP21 is 3.2.
Our scenario appears to deliver just under 1.5 degrees of warming (since 1880).
Global usage 2017
Approximately 36 gigatons divided by 7.6Billion (human population) = average 4.9 tonnes of carbon usage per person per year TODAY. Therefore, today’s average carbon usage per person is 4.9 carbon (2017).
All the data and all the accumulating extreme climate events indicate that this is a disaster. As an academic institute, you know and we know that this is a disaster unfolding before our eyes. The world is looking to us at COP23 to solve this problem.
All prediction models appear to be correct but they are too slow- it is happening even faster.
Our proposal is therefore: immediately ratchet down to 2 TONNES OF CARBON PER PERSON BY 2022 AS AN AMBITION OF COP23. (Just as 1.5 was an ambition of COP21 and has become the lingua franca.) All states with below 2 tonnes per person per year would then take a global leadership role.
This proposal clearly appears to have serious traction and support from representatives and delegates from nearly 50 nations, and will satisfy, reassure and save the people whose lives and livelihoods are at risk and already suffering. We cannot fiddle while the world burns.
The world’s population, particularly the young, the small island states, and African nations, will not thank us for not ensuring an actual solution at COP23.
Therefore, we would like COP23, Poland, to consider the following ambition:
2 TONNES OF CARBON PER PERSON BY 2022 will deliver just under 1.5 degrees of warming.
Globally, in our scenario, in 2022, 2 tonnes of carbon x 7.6 billion humans = 15.2 gigatons of carbon, which appears to deliver a much better prospect for humanity- even better than the Paris Agreement