Because of Climate Interactive’s focus on helping people understand the global climate change negotiations, both via World Climate and the Climate Scoreboard, we have a special interest in how multisolving might apply at this scale. We have been integrating our research findings on the co-benefits of climate action into Climate Interactive’s global energy model, En-ROADS, with two driving questions in mind:
- How many more co-benefits might be captured globally by moving from current climate pledges to pledges that would limit temperature increase well below 2°C?
- When it comes to ensuring multiple benefits, which climate policies show the most promise?
Findings on Co-Benefits in Global Climate Change Policy
We are finding that, just as at the local and national scale, all global climate policy is not created equal when it comes to capturing multiple benefits. Some paths to a stable global climate have much greater benefits for ecosystems, economies, and people’s health than do others.
We are also finding that a significant fraction of today’s climate action at the global level is being driven by multisolving. For example, we find that approximately 62% of the avoided emissions in the Paris Agreement results from pledges from countries that used multisolving, either directly in the language of their pledge or in the domestic legislation helping implement the pledge. Check out the table below for a summary of those results, or click here to download the spreadsheet.
For more details on our preliminary research, please contact us at multisolving(at)climateinteractive.org.