A CO2 budget to stay below 2ºC

Three of our academic members have produced a report that addresses the question of what the implications are for the built environment to keep climate warming well below 2 degrees.

The report (attached) is the beginning of a project that will collect explorations in CO2 emissions from iiSBE members. It is not about politics, or economics, but just an exploration of the remaining the CO2 budget (which is now below 800 Gt CO2-e) that remains to keep us below the critical threshold of 2ºC,, and what can be done to prepare the built environment for a very low on-going CO2 operational mode.