G20 governments, comprising the world’s biggest economies and including developed and developing countries, are responsible for about 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and about 85% of GDP.
1. The response
1.1. Potential social formations
The book Climate Leviathan gives a nice exposition of four types of climate crisis response, if you class them on the axes of capitalist vs non-capitalist and pro- or anti- planetary sovereignty. (I don't fully grasp the idea of planetary sovereignty just yet).
The most comprehensive analysis of the path to net zero was published by the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK government’s statutory adviser, which has repeatedly said the costs of action are small and diminishing, at less than 1% of GDP by 2050, while the costs of inaction are large and rising.
Dr Ajay Gambhir, a senior research fellow at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, said that as innovation accelerated, even the CCC’s costings were probably an overestimate and did not take account of the many co-benefits of climate action, including cleaner air and water, more biodiversity, millions of well-paid green jobs and lower energy bills.
2.1. In my garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
- Direct air capture
- Human activity is unequivocally the cause of rapid changes to the climate
- Introduction to Complexity
- IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
- The climate crisis is global, but councils can offer local solutions
- Environment & nature
- Incredibly, current climate pledges could keep heating below 2C – but our work isn’t over
- Towards a Liberatory Technology
- 2022 Week 15 Summary
- Climate Assembly UK
- The insect crisis: where did all the bugs go?
- Review: Hello World - How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
- CLIMATE, CAPITAL, AND THE STATE: An interview with Geoff Mann
- COUNTDOWN TO THE CLIMATE SUMMIT #1: How did we get here?
- Transition town
- Ray Ison and Ed Straw, "The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking: Governance in a Climate Emergency"
- How Could we Study Climate-Related Social Innovation? Applying Deleuzean Philosophy to the Transition Towns