Remaining carbon budget

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The maximum amount of CO2 that may be emitted to stabilise warming at a particular level – such as the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C target.

The residual global carbon budget to remain within 1.5°C global warming with 66% probability is given as 400 billion tonnes CO2 from the start of 2020. With the world population reaching 8 billion people within the next few years, this is 50 tonnes per person.

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Carbon Independent website