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Powers of 10: a cross-scale optimization framework for rapid sustainability transformation

Avit K. Bhowmik, Mark Stanislaus McCaffrey, Chad Frischmann, Owen Gaffney and Abigail M Ruskey
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Mark Stanislaus McCaffrey: Institutde for Sustainable Development Studies

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Abstract: To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, strategic scaling of existing and emerging technologies and practices is imperative. A new “Powers of 10” (P10) logarithmic optimization framework presented here identifies potential optimal scales for implementing climate action strategies between a single individual and the globally projected ~10 billion persons by 2050. Applying a dataset of existing strategies from Project Drawdown, we find prioritizing community to urban-focused climate action strategies can complement top-down and bottom-up efforts and support rapid sustainability transformation.

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Date: 2018-08-27
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