IPCC Sixth Assessment report – 4th of April 2022
Climate change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges and examines the sources of global emissions.
As the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases and one of the leading actors of change, the industry must accelerate its ecological and energy transition (TEE). Moreover, the latest IPCC report indicates that industry currently accounts for 24% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing emissions involves, for industry, “more efficient use of materials, more recycling, and better waste management,” explains the report. It highlights basic materials such as steel, for which zero-emission production processes (thanks to hydrogen in particular) are being tested. Fairmat’s solutions meet this existential challenge for the industry.
The evidence is clear: the time for action is now. We can halve emissions by 2030.
From 2010 to 2019, average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels. But the rate of growth has slowed. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach. However, there is increasing evidence of climate action, said scientists in the latest IPCC report released beginning of April.
Hopefully, we have options in all sectors, including industry, to at least halve emissions by 2030
This sector accounts for about a quarter of global emissions. Achieving net-zero will be challenging and require new production processes, low and zero-emissions electricity, hydrogen, and, where necessary, carbon capture and storage.
Reducing emissions in the industry will involve using materials more efficiently, reusing and recycling products, and minimizing waste. Low- to zero-greenhouse gas production processes are at their pilot to the near-commercial stage for basic materials, including steel, building materials, and chemicals.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Mitigation in the industry can reduce environmental impacts and increase employment and business opportunities. Electrification with renewables and shifts in public transport can enhance health, employment, and equity.
“Climate change results from more than a century of unsustainable energy and land use, lifestyles, and consumption and production patterns,” said Skea. “This report shows how taking action can move us towards a fairer, more sustainable world.”
Fully supportive of the global objectives
At Fairmat, we made ours help reduce CO2 emissions. We offer a new lifecycle to high-performance material.
Our everyday mission is to give a sustainable future for carbon fiber composite thanks to our virtuous recycling solution. So we start from valuable waste to create a recycled, high-performance composite material: the loop is closed.
References: IPCC reports IPCC Press Release IPCC video