Carbon Budget for WA
Clean State has commissioned one of the world’s leading independent climate research institutions to produce the first carbon budget for WA that is compliant with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees temperature rise.
The analysis shows how the WA carbon budget relates to the global carbon budget and also provides information on the emissions pathway by which the budget needs to be met in order to ensure the Paris Agreement goal to limit warming to 1.5°C does not get out of reach.
It shows how this needs to be complemented with reductions in the sectors outside of energy and industry, in particular agriculture and waste, and the role of land use and forestry to compensate for remaining emissions in particular from agriculture that cannot be fully decarbonised.
It confirms the importance of fast reductions in the short and medium term, and the key strategy to decarbonise the power sector by a fast transition to renewable energy, taking advantage of the vast potentials and low and falling costs of renewable energy and storage technologies and the opportunities for a range of sectors.
Climate Analytics was formed in 2008 to bring cutting edge science and policy analysis to bear on one of the most pressing global problems of our time: human-induced climate change. As the urgency of this problem has grown, so have we. Our team of about 100 counts 32 different nationalities working at our offices in Togo, USA, Australia and Germany, as well in a diverse set of countries including the Bahamas, Nepal, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago and the UK.
We undertake extensive research on the 1.5°C temperature limit in the Paris Agreement, and the risks and vulnerabilities these countries face. We also evaluate progress on climate action and show governments how they can act on their policies to keep global warming to this limit.