Earlier this summer, team Possible got together to imagine the world in 2050. Imagine we’d done it! Imagine we’d kept to 1.5 °C global warming, and built infrastructure to protect everyone from all the impacts those temperatures bring (because 1.5 °C is no fairytale even if it’s significantly better than 2°C). We asked ourselves what would need to happen to get there? What projects, policies and cultural changes would we need? Many of our answers were things we were already very familiar with. There was the low-hanging fruit we and other members of the climate movement have been pushing for years, like lifting the ban on onshore wind or investment in energy efficiency. There were also the sort of policies bodies like the Committee on Climate Change have been arguing for in their advice on achieving net-zero; introducing a Frequent Flyer Levy, for example, planting at least 30,000 hectares of woodland a year, and cutting our consumption of lamb and beef. But we knew we needed more than just what we had on the table. What’s more, if we were going to bring the UK public with us in the radical transformation, we needed ideas that weren’t just necessary, but inclusive, fair, fun and exciting. We need ideas that inspire a rapid change from business as usual and help build the rapid, zero carbon transition the climate crisis demands.
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