Following this experiment, what benefits do you see for yourself, of living within the 2030 1.5oC targets?
.Living within the 2030 1.5oC targets definitively foster a healthier, more self-conscious, and cheaper lifestyle. Moreover, it can be also very fun (yes, challenging as well!).
What are the low-carbon activities you find great and would like to make part of your life?
I enjoyed discovering how to give a second life to items lying around my house, buying less and consuming more plant-based food, next to walking for longer distances.
What activities seem incompatible (even with probable efficiencies) with the 1.5oC targets?
Transportation (especially for long-distance trips), electricity consumption when not produced with renewable energies, and buying new goods often.
Do you think we can achieve 2030 1.5oC targets while leading quality, dignifying, healthy lives and why?
Yes, a 1.5 lifestyle can definitely bring quality and dignity, if everyone had the same opportunities and access to low-carbon activities and services. It would be possible if governments offered public services and implemented policies helping citizens achieve these targets.
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?
There would be as many opportunities (and even more) as the ones provided by the 2030 targets but double (at least!) the challenges. The entire system, next to our society’s mindset, would need to change for everyone to be able to live a 2040 1.5 lifestyle. No single activity/service using fossil fuels; a circular approach implemented in the production process of every single industry; no non-renewable resource used; no fast consumption services provided. Yes, we can individually make an extra effort, but without low carbon services and systems implementation, I don’t think it will be possible to lead a quality and dignified life within the 2050 1.5 targets.