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THE CARBON BUDGET


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WHAT IMPACTS
The international consensus of climate experts is clear: The world is warming, TEMPERATURES ARE
and it’s largely due to human activities, We’re now living on a planet where
global temperature are warmer than most of the past 11,000 years. PROJECTED TO INCREASE 4.0 °C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently identified


ARE WE SEEING TODAY ? BY YEAR 2100

the world’s “carbon budget,” the amount of carbon dioxide that can be Global sea level rise has accelerated, rising Longer, more intense droughts are already
emitted if we are to have likely chance of averting the most dangerous of almost twice as fast between 1993 and 2010 occurring in some regions. Study shows that in
climate change impacts. The world is currently on track to spend the than from 1901 to 2010. This increase leaves 2011 Texas drought are 20 times more likely to
remainder of this budget in just three decades. communities more vulnerable to flooding and occur now than in the 1960s. It can affects the wild
storm surge life habitats

Heavy precipitation events will likely increase


Forest fires are on the rise in many places for
over some land areas. For example, water
example the Western United States now
conditions in a 2°C world will increase annual
experiences seven times more large-scale
runoff in the Nile river by roughly 20 percent
wildfires than it did in the 1970s
compared with 1961-1990 levels.

HOW CAN WE STAY WITHIN THE BUDGET?


Meeting existing commitments. Many countries Peaking emissions: Global emissions must
have already made emission reductions pledges steadily decline in order to cost-effectively meet
including Malaysia planning to reduce emissions the target. A renewable energy should start to
up to 45 % by year 2035. take places in producing energy.
We’ve already turned The world has only 485 PgC
2045
2011

through 52 percent of the left in the budget. We will Pursuing new action. Countries must pursue Reduce energy consumption: Make it as habit to
budget, emitting 515 PgC exceed this amount before greater reductions. Adopting initiatives that switch off appliances when not in use. By doing
since the Industrial the end of 2045 if emissions strengthen energy efficiency, eliminate fossil fuel that, not only you contribute in reducing carbon
Revolution. rates continue subsidies. emissions but also save your electricity bills.