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The interactive chart below shows scenarios for levels of global carbon dioxide emissions from 2010 to 2050 based on work by Professor Tim Jackson (in press), published in People and the Planet.
The scenarios are based on different population, income and carbon variables:
Download background information from the report (PDF) or the data on which these charts are based (CSV).
Final report and carbon scenarios datapublished April 2012
Evidence gatheringclosed February 2011
Project details, Terms of reference and Working Groupannounced in July 2010
Select scenarios from the box and click 'display selected scenarios' to show them on the graph. Use the 'Ctrl' key ('Cmd' on a Mac) to select more than one scenario.
To see the legend, hover over a line on the chart with your mouse.