Climate change can still be tackled – but only if people are willing to embrace major shifts in the way we live, a report says.
The response to the Covid-19 crisis has shown that the public is willing to accept radical change if they consider it necessary, they explain.
The authors urge the public to contribute by adopting the carbon-cutting measures in the report, which is based on an analysis of 7,000 other studies.
This is followed by driving a battery electric car - 1.95 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per person annually - and taking one less long-haul flight each year - 1.68 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per person.
“We have to agree how much carbon we can each emit within the limits of what the planet can bear – then make good lives within those boundaries.
Dr Ivanova said the coronavirus lockdown has shown that many people could live without cars if public transport, walking and cycling were improved.