ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION OF CARBON AND ENERGY

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Intro –

-       By 2021 co2 +417ppm, 50% since IR

-       Mitigation prevent +2c threshold 

-       Reduces positive feedback mechanisms, arctic amplification

-       Long term solution

-       Adaptation quick fix

ENERGY EFFICIENCY/RENEWABLE ENERGY

-       Climate change Levy 2001 – aim to cut emissions by 2.5 million tonnes by 2010

-       EU = 20% renewable

-       Green deal scheme = energy efficient boilers/lightbulbs. 

-       Mexico – 23 mil energy saving lightbulbs for free. Reduced 80% of energy. Prevented 1.4 mil tonnes of co2 emissions.

-       Giant solar farm in Kent = controversial, damaging ecosystems/endangered species.

AFFORESTATION 

-       Net forest carbon sink only 1.1 billion

-       Big tree campaign = 1 mil trees

-       Shandong, China = droughts, floods and desertification. + forests by 23% by 2020. 12 mil tonnes of carbon sequestered. $162 mill. 

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