How to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
14 SEPTEMBER 2018
New report launched at the Global Climate Action Summit sets out roadmap for change, praises Scania Transport Lab as example of good practice.
A major new report setting out how all sectors of the global economy can contribute to halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has been launched at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
Roadmap praises Scania Transport Lab
The Exponential Climate Action Roadmap was co-authored by among others the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and it makes for particularly interesting reading for Scania.
Not only does the report outline the steps that the transport industry as a whole can take to cut emissions, it also cites Scania Transport Laboratory as an example of good practice on climate action.
The laboratory, a Scania subsidiary that handles 10 percent of the company’s inbound transport, has recently succeeded in becoming completely fossil-free in its energy needs.
Report’s presenters spoke at Scania’s Sustainable Transport Forum
The report is being presented by Christina Figueres, formerly Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and now Convenor of Mission 2020; and by Professor Johan Rockström, a global sustainability researcher who was most recently Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and is incoming Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
Both Figueres and Rockström were keynote speakers at Scania’s second Sustainable Transport Forum, which was held in Stockholm in May 2018.
Stronger policies and bold climate leadership
The Exponential Climate Action Roadmap shows the potential for all sectors of the global economy — from energy, food and agriculture to industry, buildings and transport — to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
The report’s authors say that the digital revolution and market forces are poised to drive economic transformation away from fossil fuels, but there also needs to be the right policy mix and bold climate leadership.