Presentation on theme: "Danube Strategy: Question, Challenge Opportunity Andreas Beckmann, Director WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme."— Presentation transcript:
Danube Strategy: Question, Challenge Opportunity Andreas Beckmann, Director WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme
Our Challenge Natural Capital Our Global Impact
Climate & Energy Deforestation Water Fisheries 80% reduction in CO 2 by 2050 $3-5 trillion in value lost ANNUALY 75% of fisheries over-fished & faced with commercial extinction 2/3 of world population facing water scarcity by 2025
Food Waste TravelEnergy Hols Where are the Impacts?
‘It takes a new way of thinking to solve the problems that we created by the old way of thinking’
BedZED Answering the 3-planet challenge
Abatement cost € per tCO 2 e Global GHG abatement cost curve beyond business-as-usual – 2030 Note:The curve presents an estimate of the maximum potential of all technical GHG abatement measures below €60 per tCO 2 e if each lever was pursued aggressively. It is not a forecast of what role different abatement measures and technologies will play. Source:Global GHG Abatement Cost Curve v2.0 Lighting – switch incandescent to LED (residential) Cropland nutrient management Tillage and residue mgmt 1 st generation biofuels Clinker substitution by fly ash Electricity from landfill gas Small hydro Reduced slash and burn agriculture conversion Reduced pastureland conversion Grassland management Organic soil restoration Pastureland afforestation Nuclear Degraded forest reforestation Reduced intensive agriculture conversion Coal CCS new build Iron and steel CCS new build Motor systems efficiency Rice management Cars full hybrid Gas plant CCS retrofit Solar PV Waste recycling High penetration wind Low penetration wind Residential electronics Residential appliances Retrofit residential HVAC Insulation retrofit (commercial) Power plant biomass co-firing Geothermal Coal CCS retrofit Degraded land restoration Abatement potential GtCO 2 e per year Solar CSP Building efficiency new build 2 nd generation biofuels Efficiency improvements other industry Insulation retrofit (residential) Cars plug-in hybrid
Challenges In future, we will need to… Pay more for energy Pay more to pollute Pay more for environmental goods Pay more for environmental services Opportunities
Source: Michael Braungart, Cradle to Cradle Design
“Europe’s Amazon” – The Drava-Mura-Danube Biosphere Reserve 800,000 ha – Europe’s largest riverine protected area
Danube Delta: wetland restoration
Southern Carpathians Wild Landscape at the Heart of Europe Europe’s Yellowstone 1 million ha of existing protected areas, with coordinated management and marketed as Europe’s premiere nature tourism destination.