People taking a break in German park landscape on top of modern office complex (composite image). EschCollection / Stone / Getty Images Despite efforts to achieve net-zero by 2050, global emissions are still rising. A new study suggests ways to fast-track efforts to decarbonize the planet. Building a business case for sustainable energy could drive the transition. It’s not too late to stop climate change . According to new research, decarbonizing fast enough to stabilize the climate and fast-track the planet to net-zero rests on all of us changing how we think and act — and doing it fast. The report, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS), identifies six ” tipping dynamics ,” or interventions, that could act as catalysts to bring about rapid societal and technological change towards a sustainable future. The study highlights the importance of intervening to make fossil fuels less economically — and morally — attractive. A step-change of this kind could bring about tipping points that divert investment and consumer demand away from fossil fuels towards more sustainable energy sources. It says this can be done by: Removing fossil-fuel subsidies and boosting incentives to move to […]


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