Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation, and we are already living with the consequences. Major cities are facing water shortages, hurricanes are causing more damage than ever, and climate-related costs have reached $2.25 trillion. Also, according to the Global Footprint Network, humanity is currently consuming natural resources 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. It is crucial, now more than ever, to make a real effort to control climate change. Read on for three changes that will help curb emissions and keep global temperature increase below two degrees C.
Decouple Energy Demand From Economic Development
The first way to help curb emissions is to stop wasting energy by developing inefficient value chains. There is a chance to save 30% energy in buildings and 50% energy in industries world-wide in mature and new economies. There is a huge opportunity in the technical performance gap between existing assets and top-rated capabilities. Also, we must scale circular models to reinvent value chains that generate waste. If people, companies, and countries as a whole revisit the way we produce and consume, it is possible to target zero energy demand growth by 2040, compared to a 40% expected increase.
Electricity is the most efficient energy vector at the final point-of-use and is the only practical option at the moment to decarbonize energy and the economy. Stakeholders, including The International Energy Agency, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Shell all confirm that the share of electricity in the total energy mix must double by the year 2040.
The only way to reduce the carbon intensity of energy is with the combination of electrification and decarbonization of electricity. Experts have confirmed that the carbon intensity of electricity can realistically be cut seven times by 2040 with the use of renewable and storage technologies. The United Nations Environment Programme says that in the past decade, there has been an increase of renewables capacity from 414 GW to about 1,650 GW, while solar capacity has increased from 25 GW to over 660 GW since 2009.
Schneider Electric’s Commitment To Carbon Neutrality
The world is changing rapidly, as buildings and industries will become all-electric, fully connected, flexible, and adaptative in the near future. At Schneider Electric, we are committed to increasing our sustainability and supporting our customers embarking on their journey towards sustainability. In addition to what we do for our customers, we are reinforcing our commitments to carbon neutrality with three actions. These actions include accelerating our 2030 goal of carbon neutrality in its extended ecosystem to 2025, setting net-zero operational emissions by 2030 as part of validated SBT target, and achieving a net-zero supply chain by 2050.
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