So if we want to avoid the worst effects in the future, we all need to have a three tonne footprint by 2030.
What is Three by 30?
Three by 30 means getting a three tonne footprint by 2030 as the best way to get out of the current climate crisis. Everything we buy and do produces three tonnes of greenhouse gases each year. The global average is around 8 tonnes a year for everyone on the planet. Therefore, getting to three tonnes requires lifestyle changes for most of us. The good news is that these are beneficial in many ways - especially financially. Mostly they are pretty straightforward too.
What can I do?
Getting a three tonne footprint by 2030 is the single biggest single thing that we can do to tackle climate change. It is all about the things we buy and do, and the choices we make every day. So it is within our control. It is based on the latest scientific findings of climate scientists from around the world. If we don't do this, then we will probably not be able prevent the worst impacts of climate change.