“Why is it necessary and even vital to maintain the global temperature increase below 1.5°C versus higher levels?
Adaptation will be less difficult.
Our world will suffer fewer negative impacts on intensity and frequency of extreme events, on resources, ecosystems, biodiversity, food security, cities, tourism and carbon removal.”
– IPCC October 2018
Our target: 1.5°C which means finding and supporting the most pragmatic path to reduce New Zealand’s net emissions by 50-60% by 2030 and in doing so pull our weight to stay within 1.5°C.
Our focus: There are many ways to reduce emissions but some are harder, or riskier, than others. Our analysis suggests the lowest hanging fruit, and it’s still giraffe height, is the decarbonisation of road transport, for people and freight, to pretty much zero emissions by 2030. Put another way, road transport is where the average kiwi can have the most impact on New Zealand’s emissions. Changing lightbulbs is good, but it won’t move the climate dial.
Our plan: The 1Point5 Project will help communicate the causes, consequences and prioritised actions to reduce emissions with a focus on road transport. We will do this by collaborating with groups targeting a 1.5°C world and help them to focus and amplify their voices by creating messages and content that kiwis will connect with.
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