There's a lot resting on Lima: The 2 degrees challenge

There is a clear aim for world leaders this December at Lima - to lay down a robust path to a global climate agreement in Paris in 2015.

But the reality is that this is a shared challenge. Every person, company and organisation on this planet needs to see this challenge and relate world emissions to global temperature rises and their own potential to contribute to solutions.

So to focus minds we wanted to see what an hour's worth of global CO2 emissions would look like resting on the tallest building in Lima - the Westin Hotel. This links to a short animation showing the connection between continuing fossil fuel use and a 2° degree rise in global temperature.

Society-wide action in concert with government contributions to the Paris agreement are crucial to meet the agreed goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius.

Christina Figuerres Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

This is part of the four minute film - CCS: a 2 degree solution - we made for WBCSD (see here)

Main film and extract films can be viewed on YouTube:

Whole film showing global emissions, fossil fuel use and potential CCS contribution to 2 degree solution.

Fossil Fuels Extract

Carbon Dioxide Extract

Natural Gas Extract

Oil Extract

Coal Extract

For more about how we made these films, click here

See the Methodology Document for data, methodology & details

A set of still images from the animation - all images are available to download and use under Creative Commons Licence on Flickr