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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Carbon budget

The carbon budget can be defined as the amount of tolerable global emissions over a period of time to limit the average global temperature increase to 2 deg C. The budget is from 1990 to 2050. Till 2008, we used up approximately 40 percent of the budget of 1990-2050. If we keep on doing what we're doing now, including the increase of emissions, we have wasted, not only time but we shall spend our budget by about 2025.

The report by Dutch energy consultancy Ecofys, commissioned by WWF, says:

* Rich nations must cut emissions by 80 pct by 2050

* Rich countries must help poorer ones to curb emissions

* Countries must adopt flexible carbon accounting system