Kelly Levin's scientific contributions

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This technical note accompanies the State of Climate Action series, part of Systems Change Lab. It describes our methods for identifying systems that must transform, translating these systemwide transformations into global mitigation targets for 2030 and 2050, and selecting indicators with accompanying datasets for us to use to monitor annual chang...
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The State of Climate Action 2022 provides a comprehensive assessment of the global gap in climate action across the world’s highest-emitting systems, highlighting where recent progress made in reducing GHG emissions, scaling up carbon removal, and increasing climate finance must accelerate over the next decade to keep the Paris Agreement’s goal to...
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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires far-reaching transformations across power generation, buildings, industry, transport, land use, coastal zone management, and agriculture, as well as the immediate scale-up of technological carbon removal and climate finance. This report translates these transitions into 40 targets for 2030 and 2050, with me...
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To keep the window open to limit global warming to 1.5 C, countries need to accelerate transformation towards a net-zero emissions future across all sectors at a far faster pace than recent trends, according to this report from World Resources Institute and ClimateWorks Foundation, with input from Climate Action Tracker. For example, the report fin...
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This chapter considers the food security challenge to 2030 and its implications for the sustainable development agenda. It first outlines three proposed food security targets that integrate sustainability and must be achieved by 2030: reduce the rate of food loss and waste by 50 per cent; reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from food production by...
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Introduction Over the next several decades, the world faces an historic challenge and opportunity at the nexus of food security, economic development and the environment. The world needs to be food secure. The world needs agriculture to contribute to inclusive economic development, and the world needs to reduce agriculture's impact on the environme...

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... The grand challenge of combating climate change requires decarbonisation across all sectors, including the choices of private consumers (European Commission, 2019). As the achieved reductions in carbon emissions continue to fall below climate targets (Boehm et al., 2022), it becomes clear that focussing on selected consumer behaviours is no longer sufficient, but that changes across all aspects of private consumption are necessary (International Energy Agency, 2022). Thus, efforts at promoting climate-friendly consumption need to address groups of interrelated behaviours that can be tackled in concert. ...
... This supports the notion that economic development should be in line with the goal of inclusive economic growth. Hanson (2013) stated that setting out clear targets for the reduction of food loss and waste in the agricultural sector would be of benefit for inclusive economic development. At the same time, the economic structure of ASEAN countries under the mainstream paradigm should be comprehensively reviewed toward the promotion of the concept of the circular economy for food. ...
... While a carbon price is postulated as the most efficient and effective method of reducing carbon emissions if priced appropriately, this approach has been politically unpalatable in recent Australian politics, and would need to be undertaken at a federal level (Boehm et al., 2021;Green, 2021;Schandl et al., 2016;Stiglitz et al., 2017). ...
... This report builds upon and updates previous assessments (Climate Action Tracker 2020c; Lebling et al. 2020;Boehm et al. 2021). It identifies 1.5°C-aligned targets and associated indicators for power, buildings, industry, transport, forests and land, and food and agriculture that the literature suggests are the best available to monitor sectoral climate mitigation pathways. ...
... The agriculture sector is critical for achieving food security (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, 2013). It also employs more than two billion people besides contributing significantly to the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and economic growth (Hanson, 2013). The sector also employs about 65% of the total African workforce (Huho & Kosonei, 2013). ...