Limiting climate change to 1.5C or 2C by 2100 depends on younger generations emitting far less carbon over their lifetimes

Gen X

Millenials

Gen Z

300 tonnes

of CO2

lifetime

budget

Baby boomers

1.5C

2C

200

100

If a 1.5C limit is to be achieved, someone born in 2017 will have to use just over an eighth of the CO2 of someone born in 1950

0

1900

1920

1940

1960

1980

2000

Year of birth

Baby boomers

Gen X

Millenials

Gen Z

300 tonnes of CO2

lifetime budget

1.5C

2C

200

If a 1.5C limit is to be achieved, someone born in 2017 will have to use just over an eighth of the CO2 of someone born in 1950

100

Year of birth

0

1920

1940

1960

1980

2000

1900