Emissions Trends + The Masterplan
Some months back I produced a report entitled climate change facts and impacts. This report covored two important aspects of climate change: what are the facts about the science and what does this tell us about our need to act?
Since then I have done a lot of reading and a little thinking. One of the questions that Is often asked now is how do we do this, how do we make the transition and what will this low carbon economy look like?
I therefore considered writing a report on just that. It has, however, been bothering me for some time that my knoledge is far from perfect in terms of the details of our current course. I understand where we need to go on emmisions but an uncertain of how much of a leap this is from our current route and what this means for each sector. Where are our biggest challenges.
The lineage that therefore seems most appropriate is:
Climate Change Facts and Impacts.
Details of Current Emission Trends with sectorial/regional breakdown.
Low Carbon Futures.
This represents a journey from a consideration of the reality of climate change to the realisation of its urgency to a contemplation of our current and unsustainable path and the magnitude of our challenge and finally an acceptance of the urgency of revoloutionary technologies, policies and business models.
Why on earth I would mention this plan I have know idea...to produce this would take atleast a month if i was briming with energy and had the time. In reality it may well be a long slog.
On the more posotive side the first and complete part of this project has already been downloaded over 2500 times and is now in the hands of several teachers who are putting it to good use.
For the second part of this project, on which i am currently working, the following documents are a significant source of the basic information.
IEA "World Energy Outlook 2004"
BP "Energy Review 2006"
IEA "Key World Energy Stats 2006"
WRI "Climate Data: A Sectoral Perspective"
WBCSD "Pathways to 2050"