Version 1.5 updated March 2020 (1.5.1)
The Exponential Roadmap
“We need a vision for a world free from fossil-fuels and a pathway to achieve it. As co-chair of the United Nations Climate Action Summit’s ambition advisory group I welcome this report because it provides just that.”
leader of WWF’s global climate and energy programme
“I see all evidence that social and economic tipping points are aligning. We can now say the next decade has the potential to see the fastest economic transition in history. The 2019 Exponential Roadmap is an excellent guide for the necessary journey to net zero emissions.”
Convenor, Mission 2020
“The remaining carbon budget for a 1.5°C future is falling 10% each year we fail to act. We should be nervous. But the window of opportunity is still open. While this scale of transformation is unprecedented, the speed is not. We hope the 2019 Exponential Roadmap provides a useful compass.”
Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre,
co-chair Future Earth, incoming co-director Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
“Every day we get reminders of the urgency of climate action. Our experiences with record temperatures, sea ice melts and widespread wildfires give us a sense of the changes underway. And the science provides an increasingly clear picture of the dangers ahead. This report shows there are solutions for businesses and governments thanks to the combination of science and ingenuity. We have the tools to drive the transformations needed to tackle the climate crisis. Let’s use them.”
Executive Director, Future Earth
“As a sustainability pioneer, we have been both an advocate of climate action and investing in research and development of climate solutions. We believe leveraging technology, such as digitalisation and 5G, will be fundamental to halve emissions every decade. Ericsson have cut our own emissions by 50% and are working to meet further reductions. We have demonstrated solutions that help make it possible. Now other companies and policy-makers must act to scale demonstrated solutions to enable exponential reduction of carbon emissions globally.”
“Understanding where we are and how far we still need to go to tackle climate change, is the foundation for achieving our common exponential action plan. We have the vision, we know what to focus on. Now we need to accelerate the efforts of civil society, business, cities and people and make sure the transition is fair and brings us well-being and a sustainable future. This is the responsibility of us all.”
“All universities have a responsibility to support exponential climate work. KTH Royal Institute of Technology do this through leadership in research, in education and in cooperation with other parts of society. Thus, we are dedicated to stimulating new ways of thinking about society and about how these can support climate targets and the SDGs.”
President, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
“Food and land-use account for 23% of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet these sectors are often overlooked when it comes to developing mitigation strategies. Shifting unhealthy, unsustainable diets in Western industrialised countries and preventing the transition to Western diets in low income countries is the greatest lever we have in reducing emissions from food consumption, while simultaneously reducing health-care costs and human suffering from malnutrition and diet-related diseases. In addition, agriculture has huge potential for both reducing emissions from land-use and storing carbon. Science is clear. It’s now time to act.”
Founder and executive chair, EAT Forum
“This roadmap uniquely focuses on three things. The immediate priorities – reaching peak emissions in 2020 and racing to cut emissions in half by 2030. How we scale the new low-carbon solutions exponentially and how we need to think in terms of systems transformation of the whole economy. We must now reach a critical mass of countries, cities, companies and citizens with the new compass direction to enable a virtuous circle of change. Then it is achievable.”
Exponential Roadmap co-lead author and program manager,
Senior Innovation Fellow, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth
“The world is a long way off the pathway we need to be on. But the roadmap shows that we can achieve this goal.”
Exponential Roadmap co-lead author,
Stockholm Resilience Centre and Future Earth
Accenture in Sweden join the Exponential Roadmap Initiative as partners of the 1.5°C Business Playbook. The decision is a part of Accentures new commitments to sustainability — including goals for net-zero emissions by 2025. (Swedish)
The SME Climate Hub & Oxford University join forces to provide SMEs with climate action tools and resources
The SME Climate Hub partners have now joined forces with Oxford University’s Net Zero Climate Research and Engagement Team to provide small and medium-sized businesses with a database of practical tools and resources to curb emissions and build business...
It is vital that small and medium-sized companies in large corporate supply chains decarbonise, and that they are supported and incentivised to do so. Smaller companies do not have the luxury of sustainability teams to take them on this journey, so ensuring they get...
The 1.5°C Business Playbook guides companies and organisations of all sizes to exponential climate action and helps them align with the 1.5°C ambition. It is a concrete tool to facilitate the first step of halving emissions, and focuses on simplicity and speed.
October 2020 Newsletter
The SME Climate Hub — co-hosted by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the We Mean Business coalition and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign — was launched at the 2020-edition of New York Climate Week.
Global Climate Action Summit
San Francisco, USA
September 13, 2018