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Designing climate change mitigation plans that add up.

Bajželj, B and Allwood, JM and Cullen, JM (2013) Designing climate change mitigation plans that add up. Environ Sci Technol, 47. pp. 8062-8069.

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Mitigation plans to combat climate change depend on the combined implementation of many abatement options, but the options interact. Published anthropogenic emissions inventories are disaggregated by gas, sector, country, or final energy form. This allows the assessment of novel energy supply options, but is insufficient for understanding how options for efficiency and demand reduction interact. A consistent framework for understanding the drivers of emissions is therefore developed, with a set of seven complete inventories reflecting all technical options for mitigation connected through lossless allocation matrices. The required data set is compiled and calculated from a wide range of industry, government, and academic reports. The framework is used to create a global Sankey diagram to relate human demand for services to anthropogenic emissions. The application of this framework is demonstrated through a prediction of per-capita emissions based on service demand in different countries, and through an example showing how the "technical potentials" of a set of separate mitigation options should be combined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change Greenhouse Effect
Divisions: Div E > Sustainable Manufacturing
Div A > Energy
Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 18:58
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2021 20:35
DOI: 10.1021/es400399h