Anthropogenic climate change is largely contributed to the release of greenhouse gas emissions from human industrialization. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is one of the biggest contributors and enters the Earth’s atmoshpere via the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil.
We have the technologies today to supply the world with clean non-carbon energy but unfortunately not the collective or political will-power to fully implement such changes.
The CRUNCH research aims to help municiplaties and communities make decisions to get to net-zero carbon emissions.
Image: Scenario of the role of negative emissions technologies in reaching net zero emissions. NOTE: For any concentration and type of greenhouse gas (e.g. methane, perfluorocarbons, and nitrous oxide) CO2e signifies the concentration of CO2 which would have the same amount of radiative forcing.
SOURCE: UNEP, 2017.