Bryan Garnier’s Energy Transition & Sustainability Research team today published a White Paper on “The Carbon Economy: How to address the greatest challenge humans have ever faced?”, where we present an in-depth assessment of the road ahead towards zero emissions. Recently, at COP27, governments debated how restoring trust and dialogue between the two hemispheres could accelerate progress on climate finance. In 2022, with around 1.15°C global average increase in temperature and extreme heat events occurring 3.1x more often per decade than in pre-industrial times, we might already be late for the 1.5°C target. Backed by regulation, a flourishing ecosystem of the carbon economy is emerging, with companies progressively understanding they have no choice but to adapt to this new environment.

We explore the technologies that have the potential to reduce GHG emissions, improve their measurement, accounting, monitoring and certification. We also look at future developments and discuss which specific needs are addressed in the context of mounting pressure from consumers, investors, and policymakers to fight climate change.

Emissions reduction can only work with functioning and trusted carbon markets in place, for regulatory compliance or voluntary. Such markets are increasingly supported by industries looking for ways to mitigate unavoidable emissions. They allow new business models to emerge for the creation and trading of credits.

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