Following this experiment, what benefits do you see for yourself, of living within the 2030 1.5oC targets?
It’s pretty healthy – vegan diet, lots of cycling and walking. Outdoor socializing and home-cooking are generally relaxing and low-carbon. It’s also cheap, on the whole, And there’s less waste to recycle!
What are the low-carbon activities you find great and would like to make part of your life?
Eating a plant-based diet, walking and cycling for short trips, lots of time outdoors, less time shopping.
What activities seem incompatible (even with probable efficiencies) with the 1.5oC targets?
Buying lots of new things, driving long distances and flying.
Do you think we can achieve 2030 1.5oC targets while leading quality, dignifying, healthy lives and why?
Yes, but it will take some getting used to for individuals and will also need us to change our systems for food production, transport and more. We might even end up healthier.
What are the challenges and opportunities you foresee to leading quality, dignifying, healthy lives with half (2040 1.5oC targets) and even a third (2050 1.5oC targets) of the 2030 1.5oC carbon budget?
Cutting the budget further will be more challenging as people are likely to make the changes that are easiest for them first. I think that reducing the carbon in our lifestyles even further will require more systems change. Though perhaps it will become easier as more people change how they live, social norms shift and peer pressure to consume reduces.