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Does 2015 Mark The Beginning
Of The End Of The Fossil Fuel Era?
- EU interim
2030 target set on road to 80%–95% emissions reduction by 2050
leaders agree on a 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target of at least 40%
compared to 1990 levels.
2030 presents Roadmap to Zero Emissions
2030 presents the Roadmap to Zero Emissions at the Organization of
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) CCXG Global Forum in
Paris, and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
meeting in Bonn.
- UIA pledges
to phase out carbon by 2050
International Union of Architects (UIA), with member organizations
representing over 1.3 million architects in 124 countries worldwide,
unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative, a declaration to
eliminate CO2 emissions in the built environment by 2050.
Secretary General and head of UNFCCC call for Zero Emissions
are on a collision course with nature. Now is the time for us to take bold
decisions." (Angel Gurria, OECD)
"No architect should design buildings that import a huge amount of energy.
Each building should produce as least as much energy as it's going to
need." (Christiana Figueres, UNFCC)
bishops ask for "end to the fossil fuel era"; Pope Francis to issue climate change call
At the UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Catholic bishops from all continents
asked all nations to "put an end to the fossil fuel era". Pope Francis
will call on the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to address climate change.
- Head of
World Bank calls for "zero net emissions"
World Bank joins growing momentum behind the drive to ensure a 2015
climate deal will wipe out fossil fuel use.
pledge zero or near zero carbon by 2050; Districts set 2030 targets
Boston, Boulder, Copenhagen, London, Melbourne, Minneapolis, New York,
Oslo, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Stockholm, Sydney, Vancouver,
Washington, DC, and Yokohama have committed to an 80% or greater reduction
in emissions by 2050. 2030 Districts in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland,
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Stamford, and Dallas set 50% energy,
water and emissions reduction targets by 2030.
- U.S. and
China Announce Historic Climate Change Agreement
world's two largest economies and GHG emitters agree to curb emissions,
paving the way for a UNFCCC climate agreement in Paris in 2015.
hundred nations call for zero fossil fuels emissions
This past month, one hundred nations at the UNFCCC meeting in Lima
called for an end to fossil fuels.
renewable power surpasses new fossil fuel power
More new renewable energy generating capacity is being installed
worldwide each year than new capacity in fossil fuels and nuclear power combined.
[Edited from: Original Architecture2030.org link: http://www.architecture2030.org/enews/news_010615.html ]