12 ways the tech sector can help save the climate in 12 years

06 Feb 2019, World Economic Forum

Johan Falk   |  Exponential Roadmap initiative, CEO Internet of Planet, Senior Innovation Fellow Future Earth and Stockholm Resilience Centre
Owen Gaffney   |   Exponential Roadmap initiative, Global sustainability writer and analyst Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Senior Innovation Fellow Future Earth

At Davos 2019, 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told business leaders that we need to start treating the climate crisis as a crisis. She is right. We need the fastest energy transition in history. From how we consume, produce and work to what we eat, the world needs to cut climate emissions in half by 2030. That’s 12 years away.

Webinar: Mapping the road to Exponential Climate Action

Pernilla Bergmark   |  Ericsson

The Exponential Climate Action Roadmap pinpoints the next stages in the journey of climate action – from enabling societal CO2 emissions to peak by no later than 2020, to finding cross-societal solutions to then reduce them by half before 2030. Here, we break down the key highlights from the report and invite you to watch our insightful on-demand webinar.

Digital technology can cut global emissions by 15%. Here’s how

15 Jan 2019, World Economic Forum

Börje Ekholm   |  Ericsson
Johan Rockström   |  Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

The time for action is now. The Earth is facing an imminent risk of crossing tipping points in Earth’s life support systems. When that happens, self-reinforcing cycles will kick in that could potentially lead to a ‘hothouse Earth’ state.

Halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: Roadmap shows what’s needed in each sector

Digital revolution and market forces poised to drive economic transformation away from fossil fuels, but not without the right policy mix and bold climate leadership.

Q & A with RoadMap co-author Owen Gaffney

Technology alone will not solve the climate challenge so the roadmap focuses on policy and behavioral change to accelerate existing technology diffusion. We need to talk about diet, lowering meat consumption, food waste, reforestation and building efficiencies – at global scales.