IPCC Report Reveals Agriculture can Halve Emissions by 2030; Help Climate Change Adaptation
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report
released on April 4, 2022, reveals that the average annual global
greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history
from 2010 to 2019, but has now slowed.
The Report states that limiting global warming requires major
transitions in the energy sector that will involve a substantial
reduction in fossil fuel use, widespread electrification, improved
energy efficiency, and the use of alternative fuels (such as hydrogen).
Options for all sectors to at least halve the emissions by 2030 include
* Reduction in emissions in cities and urban areas can be achieved
through lower energy consumption, electrification of transport, and
enhanced carbon uptake and storage using nature.
* Reducing emissions in industry‚??which accounts for a quarter of
global emissions‚??will involve using materials more efficiently,
reusing and recycling products, and minimizing waste.
* Agriculture, forestry, and other land use can provide a large-scale
reduction in emissions and also remove and store carbon dioxide at
scale. Response options in this sector can benefit biodiversity,
help climate change adaptation, and secure livelihoods, food and
water, and wood supplies.
The report emphasizes that the next few years are critical in limiting
global warming to 1.5¬įC (2.7¬įF), saying that this will be impossible
without immediate and great emission reductions across all sectors.
Press release (ipcc.ch)