How can we better? To become what we wish to be, humans—and humanity—must ask this question regularly, and it helps if we are honest with ourselves when we do. At Veemo, we want to be a positive example for the world when it comes to carbon emissions and believe the Paris accord is pretty great place to start.
If we want to hit the goal of a 1.5-degree Celsius reduction, G20 nations will need to take more drastic action. According to a recent comparison of the G20 economies to their self-prescribed obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, not a single nation out of 36 examined—including the top 20 global developed nations—has met the criteria necessary to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHGs) to the levels required to avert catastrophic and existential climate catastrophes. They are not even close. Meanwhile, the African nation of Gambia is showing us what a truly developed nation looks like.
According to a report by CNN, the watchdog Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analyzed the policies of 36 leading countries and the 27-nation European Union. These countries are collectively responsible for 80% of the world's GHG emissions. According to the article, the analysis also concluded Gambia was the only nation among all 37 studied to be "1.5 compatible."
Under the 2015 Paris accord, more than 190 countries agreed to limit the increase in global temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures—ideally to within 1.5 degrees. Scientists claim this is the critical threshold for some of earth's ecosystems, and one that would trigger more catastrophic extreme weather events.
Veemo believes this illustrates two points. We feel that the enduring failures to take minimal corrective action confirms our beliefs that the political will is lacking. The second take-away is that this puts the solution on us, the citizens of earth, to take necessary action.
We are building a line of zero and ultra-low emissions micro-mobility vehicles that both reduce CO2 emissions and offer more efficient methods of transportation, saving commuters time and money. Our Veemo SE can fulfill the requirements for the majority of commuters needs with a 75 KM range and speeds of up to 32 KPH with electric assist, all while keeping commuters sheltered from the elements to ensure they arrive fresh and safe at their destination. Somewhere along the way, we hope we inspire others the same way Gambia has inspired us.
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