CO2-BUDGET 2021 is a new conference that brings together municipalities, regions, researchers, climate engaged organizations and the public. The concept of carbon budgets are at the heart of the conference. Through seminars, workshops and panel discussions, we share – and create – knowledge about how the necessary reductions in emissions can be computed and achieved on a scientific base.
CO2-BUDGET 2021 is organised by Klimatriksdagen, Klimatsekretariatet and Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University.
Why arrange this conference?
The towns, countries, regions and municipalities of the world need to adjust to UN’s panel for the climate and the climate science by setting up goals and forming strategies and policies respecting our remaining global carbon budget. In practice, this means we must realize that we have our own share of this remaining budget. We need to establish, keep up to date, publish and follow up this budget in our ongoing climate ambitions. We need to set up local carbon budgets.
Sweden is already far ahead, and it is the civil society, municipalities and regions that are the front runners. In a short amount of time, they have adopted carbon budgets as an important framework. Now we need to get tools, education, information and cooperation in place. We are also facing a historic task educating the world.
We need your support and engagement.
CO2-BUDGET is an on-line conference running for three days. Day one is held in English, the remaining two in Swedish. Day one (May 26) relates to research and understanding the carbon budget concept. Day two (May 27) is aimed mostly at municipalities and regions that would like to get, or already established, a carbon budget. The third day (May 28) has civil society in focus, and for that day we particularly invite the environmental and climate movements. There are many touch points between these three days, so we certainly welcome everyone to participate in all three days!
Read more and register here.