The damage to the planet is being caused by all the countries of the world and to every country in the world. Therefore all countries need to work at a Global level to drastically reduce carbon emissions. Because the countries that emit the most carbon are not always the ones who will suffer the worst consequences, getting the ‘polluter to pay’ is not straightforward and will need strong leadership to achieve. Indeed fossil fuels that emit unsustainable volumes of carbon are even being subsidised – thus encouraging expansion rather than reduction.
Drawdown’s global research and prioritisation
At the global level the overall picture can be seen from this site: “Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, we describe its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. The goal of the research that informs Drawdown is to determine if we can reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon within thirty years. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world”
The Drawdown solutions page contains detailed research on the possible CO2 equivalent savings per solution (at Global level), as well as the costs and often savings, as a resource for academics, policymakers etc.