Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Making Our Planet Great Again Requires Fast Action

December 12, 2017

President Macron is uniquely suited to be the world’s leading climate protector and at this week’s One Planet Summit, he must issue an urgent call for fast action and a message of urgent optimism: if we act quickly there is still, barely, enough time to address the climate crisis.

To bend the emissions curves fast and successfully limit global temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, requires rapid decarbonizing the global energy system by 2050, quick cuts to super pollutants like HFCs, methane, and black carbon by 2020 and CO2 management post emission, including atmospheric carbon extraction.

Read full Op-Ed on Huffington Post, “Making Our Planet Great, Again, Requires Fast Action”, by Paul Bledsoe, Maxime Beaugrand, & Durwood Zaelke.