Global Warming can be restricted to 1.5 degrees by altering how we travel, heat homes, use devices according to a new research from an international team of scientists at IIASA. A contemporary study issued portrays substantial modifications in our daily lifestyles like heating or cooling our homes, and purchase and utilize devices and apparatuses in our cities can assist elevate living norms in the global South to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals while also abiding within the 1.5 degree Celsius aim set by the 2015 Paris Agreement. Enhanced living standards do not mean utilizing energy at the expense of global environment.
The study also portrays how the 1.5°C target can be attained without depending on ambiguous technologies such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (CCS) which abolish carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and bury it. Arnulf Grubler, lead author of the study and IIASA acting program director, said that their analysis portrays how a gamut of new social, behavioral and technological revolution linked with robust policy sustenance for energy effectiveness and low-carbon growth can assist in transpose the historical ambit of ever increasing energy demand.
Study co-author, Charlie Wilson, from IIASA and also the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, UK, said that a fast cut back of the global energy system between present and 2050 embodies a much more workable to conversion away from fossil fuels and towards renewables and electricity to offer for advancement requirements while restricting the impression of climate change.