The nations that adopt climate solution practices will share in a multi-trillion-dollar economic opportunity that will create over 24 million new jobs by 2030 alone, according to the International Labor Organization. Such practices will lead these nations to a cornucopia of co-benefits: clean air and water, more fertile soils for a more secure and productive agriculture, expanded habitats for forests, wildlife and fisheries, and declining rates of asthma, cancer, obesity, and income inequality in human populations.
Working with the Rocky Mountain Institute and The Nature Conservancy, Epic Institute is developing tools to explore decarbonization pathways focused on a minimum set of proven actions currently scaling globally. Known as ‘Positive Disruption, this paradigm focuses on commercially-proven, market-based and profitable best practices, that if adopted in a typical disruptive timeframe would put us in a position to stabilize our climate by 2100. The data supporting the Positive Disruption paradigm will become openly available to those modeling decarbonization pathways and to nations seeking to employ best practices in maximizing their opportunity while satisfying their climate pledges.