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Executive summary

Overview of the proposal: what it hopes to achieve, the proposed actions and anticipated outcomes, mechanisms by which the actions can be achieved, what distinguishes this proposal from others.

The goal of this plan is to come up with realistic goals for the different country groups that will cause CO2 concentrations to get as close to stabilizing as possible by 2100.  It is our theory that the exact level of stabilization does not matter as much.  We can focus on reducing the concentration level in the 22n'd century.  Unfortunately, it seems that stabilization at any level is not possible according to EMF22 models.  At any rate, we try to keep reducing emissions until 2100, and we hope that emissions will continue to be reduced.   

Stabilizing CO2 concentration at any level will require massive restructuring of the way we live and work.   We'll need to find a way to prosper and add value into the economy without needing to exponentially increase resource use.  After achieving this, decreasing CO2 concentrations in the next century will be a comparatively easier task.  


Brief description of the role and contributions of individuals and/or organizations that played a key role in developing this proposal.

Yang Ruan - Climate Colab moderator and aspiring policy/economics researcher

What: Actions and impacts

Description of the actions proposed and their anticipated impacts.
You may want to refer to the model inputs and outputs you have generated using the Actions & Impacts tab.
In addition, please include actions in the domain of funding by developed countries of emission abatement and climate change adaptation efforts in developing countries.
For more on this issue, see
Financial transfers in climate negotiations

Why: Rationale for the proposal

Explanation for why these actions and impacts are desirable.

How: Feasibility of proposal

Explanation of how the proposed actions will be achieved. Teams are encouraged, but not required, to use subheadings in this section, such as:

  • Future energy technology mix
  • New policies and political mobilization that will lead to their enactment
  • Social and behavioral change

Vision of the future under this proposal

Depictions of the future that will result from this plan. This section can include artistic representations of what life will be like later this century, using such media as videos, images, or narratives.