The 2018 IPCC report warns the world has just a decade to take “unprecedented” action to cut carbon emissions and hold global warming to a moderate, but still dangerous and disruptive level. This will require rapid and far-reaching transformation, one of such scale and magnitude that has no historical equivalent. The time is ripe for the federal government to step up and move Canada towards a low-carbon economy and sustainable society. But what kind of changes are necessary?
We created an interactive scenario explorer that depicts likely outcomes from different development paths, based on degrees of institutional and social change explored during our Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3) project. Comprised of three scenarios—incremental, reformative, and transformative change—it illuminates the different ways our institutions, communities, and societies could develop and operate in the face of global climate change.