2,990 days until 2030

Ending the climate crisis means creating a society that is going in the right direction at the right speed by 2030, a rate of change that will lead to zero net emissions before 2050. That means halving emissions by 2030 and then halving again by 2040. Regeneration starts now.

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Regeneration means putting life at the center of every action and decision. It’s an inclusive and effective strategy to end the climate crisis in one generation.

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Nexus are large, complex, overlapping issues which can be influenced through collective action.

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Carbon Calculator

Using a carbon calculator can be an important step to understanding one’s current carbon impact. For those in the United States, University of California, Berkeley’s CoolClimate calculator is one of the best we’ve found.

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When it comes to reducing global emissions, it is important to consider the stark inequalities that exist between and within countries. Many of those worst impacted by climate change often have less access to resources, meaning that they are both less responsible for the emissions that cause global warming and likely need to increase their footprint to escape poverty. Others might have a higher carbon footprint due to their nation’s energy grid, something that they have less immediate control over. Finally, it is essential to remember that there is no such thing as an individual, as each individual is deeply connected within the human and living world. There is so much more to regeneration than activities that directly lower carbon numbers including sharing, teaching, electing, demonstrating, conserving, and growing.

Given these caveats, it is still valuable to understand one’s current carbon impact and how it needs to change by 2030. A global average emissions of 3.8 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per person per year is roughly on track for the 2030 and 2050 targets outlined by the IPCC. Are you above or below this baseline? By how much? How much is in your direct control and everyday choices? What can you and your community be working to improve or change?