GRFA Recommends Accelerated Carbon Mitigation Strategies in Response to Rising Temperatures
(TORONTO) Today, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) recommended that international carbon mitigation strategies, particularly in the global transport sector, be significantly accelerated based on an analysis of recent climate study findings of rapidly rising average global temperatures.
In making the recommendation, GRFA president Bliss Baker noted the enormous potential for the increased use of biofuels in the global transport sector, which is responsible for 25-30% of global emissions while having the lowest renewable energy share of any sector.
“The International Renewable Energy Agency, and other organizations, have acknowledged the vital role that biofuels have to play in the global transition away from petroleum use in passenger transport,” Baker said. “The latest research on global temperature trends shows that this potential isn’t just an opportunity, it’s an imperative,” he concluded.
The GRFA’s recommendation came as a result of an analysis of the latest climate studies that demonstrate temperature rise this century is occurring much more quickly than was estimated prior to the signing of the 2016 Paris Agreement.
“In recent years study after study has reached the common conclusion that global temperature rise is happening much faster than current carbon mitigation strategies can compensate for.” Baker said. “If the global community is to have any hope of achieving the targets laid out in the Paris Agreement mitigation strategies will have to become much more ambitious, and fast” he added.
The Paris Agreement set targets to limit average global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, with an aspirational goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius, by 2100 and formed the basis for CO2 mitigation planning.
The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting biofuel friendly policies internationally. Alliance members represent over 90% of global biofuels productions. Through the development of new technologies and best practices, Alliance members are committed to producing renewable fuels with the smallest possible footprint.
For more information please contact:
Bliss Baker, President, Global Renewable Fuels Alliance
Telephone: (Country Code “1”) 647 309-0058
Please visit our website at: www.globalrfa.org