LAUNCH: Brazil is a world below 2 °C
A study has identified ways to reduce or to zero the emissions from the energy and transport sectors in Brazil by 2050 in order to achieve the Paris Agreement targets. The document offers an exercise to visualize a future with an average increase of temperature of 1.5 °C
A partnership between COPPE/UFRJ, Cenergia and iCS has resulted in the publication "Brazil in a well below 2° world (briefing)." This analyzes three different paths towards a zero carbon (or low-emission) Brazil in the energy and transport sectors, which are crucial to achieve the national commitments of climate protection. The analyzed paths were: the expected emissions of CO2 and up to 2050, based on the current indications of energy consumption and land use policies; what needs to be done between 2010 and 2050 for the country to contribute to the target of 2 °C of the Paris Agreement; and the path to be followed, in the same period, for the target of 1.5 °C of average increase of temperature to be achieved by the end of the century.
"The idea of the study was to identify where there are barriers and opportunities to arrive at a world with much less warming than we are producing today. The nature of the scenarios are not forecasts; they serve as an exercise of what needs to happen, for example, to reach a future with an average increase of temperature of 1.5 °C. To identify these barriers, we need to start from a certain reality and try to indicate where it is important to produce lower emissions,” says Roberto Kishinami, coordinator of the energy portfolio at iCS.
See the complete document here.