Climate change is a consequence of GHG accumulation of in the atmosphere.

This accumulation has been growing over the last few decades, dictated by not only the volume of emissions, but also their residence time in the atmosphere and eventual removal.

This residence time also means that even a drastic reduction of emissions doesn’t immediately result in the reversal of the climate change problem.

This residence time also means that even a drastic reduction of emissions doesn’t immediately result in the reversal of the climate change problem. However, even before the Paris Summit of 2015, most scenarios already indicated that in order to reverse the current GHG concentration in the atmosphere, a combination of drastic emission reductions and an increase in future emissions removal would be necessary.

 

Thus the Paris Agreement establishes in 2015, more than 20 years after the signing of the Climate Convention, the objective of achieving a neutral balance between emissions and GHG removals by the end of the century. This is the goal we know as “carbon neutrality”.

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