“Impossible Goals”

  • Transform society and infrastructure to achieve Planet Positive 2030.

That means: Reducing GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 50% of 2005 emissions by 2030 and significantly increasing regeneration and resilience of earth’s ecosystems; effectively to be well on the path to achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050 and negative GHG emissions beyond 2050, that is, to be planet positive.

  • Identify the current technological solutions that need to be deployed widely as well as technology gaps for which we need to design, innovate and deploy new technological solutions to reach Planet Positive 2030.


All Committees of The Planet Positive 2030 Initiative are using these two goals in their writing to guide their aspirational, yet empirically based, visions of 2030 that open every chapter of our compendium document, Strong Sustainability by Design, providing a pragmatic portrait of the future along with the issues, background, and recommendations needed to reach Planet Positive 2030 and further reach net zero GHG emissions by 2050.