IESR invites millennials to track their carbon footprint

Jakarta – The Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) invites millennials to care about how big the carbon footprint is in their daily life, the organisation said Wednesday (10/8) through the “” application that they launched last week. Executive Director, Fabby Tumiwa explained, this website-based carbon calculator application was developed by IESR to enhance similar devices that have been owned by IESR since 2012.

“This carbon calculator was developed to encourage this behaviour change. So that people are aware that the small things they do have a significant effect on reducing carbon emissions,” said Tumiwa in a written statement.

According to him, Indonesia is among the top 10 countries with the largest emissions in the world. IESR views that individual awareness of calculating their carbon emissions and adopting a low-emissions lifestyle will contribute to the achievement of emission reduction targets under the Paris Agreement.

Based on the IPCC AR6 WG3 report, the global carbon budget (carbon emission quota) is only 300-500 Gton CO2e (confidence level >50%). That means with annual global carbon emissions reaching 59 Gton CO, there will only be 5-9 years left before the 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global average temperature is over. (Hartatik)

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