The EU commitment to the Paris Agreement means pursuing efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The IPCC 2018 special report states that ‘Realizing 1.5°C-consistent pathways would require rapid and systemic changes on unprecedented scales’. Although technology will play the main role for energy systems, adaptation to a changing climate will affect urban planning, food production systems will be increasingly dictated by the changing climatic conditions and ultimately mitigation and adaptation efforts will affect individual lifestyle. The systemic change required makes it difficult to predict the pace and end results.
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