Exponential climate action roadmap


The Paris Agreement’s goal to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change can be achieved if greenhouse gas emissions peak by 2020, halve by 2030 and then halve again by 2040 and 2050. This is now technologically feasible and economically attractive but the world is not on this path. This roadmap focuses on the immediate priorities, and has three purposes:

  • To communicate the pace, scale and systemic nature of the necessary economic transformation.
  • To connect the exponential scaling potentials in the digital revolution to the climate challenge.
  • To support momentum across policy, markets and technology.

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Exponential climate action roadmap

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Future Earth and Sitra


108 p.


climate change, emissions, greenhouse gases, carbon, energy supply, industry, digitization, digital industry, electronics industry, energy industry, buildings, transport, food consumption, agriculture, forestry, cities, policy, technology, financing, markets, circular economy

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