Antje Wiener and Jan Wilkens contribute to the Hamburg Climate Futures OutlookCLICSS published a new study on climate futures which represents the first systematic attempt to investigate whether a climate future with net-zero carbon emissions is not only possible but also plausible.
15 June 2021
Photo: CLICCS/Universität Hamburg
Researchers from a wide range of disciplines work togehter at the Cluster of Excellence CLICCS (Climate, Climate Change and Society) to investigate how climate and society will co-evolve. The Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook adresses the question: Is it plausible that the world will reach deep decarbonization by 2050? The authors of the study examine plausibility for climate futures from a technical-economic perspective, but also with regard to the societal changes necessary for such a future. They conclude that deep decarbonization by 2050 is currently not plausible – the current efforts to bring about societal transformation need to be far more ambitious.