Transport: A roadblock to climate change mitigation?

Creutzig F, Jochem P, Edelenbosch OY, Mattauch L, van Vuuren DP, McCollum D, & Minx J (2015). Transport: A roadblock to climate change mitigation? Science 350 (6263): 911-912. DOI:10.1126/science.aac8033.

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Abstract

Global emissions scenarios studies, such as those informing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5), highlight the importance of the transport sector for climate change mitigation-along with the difficulties of achieving deep reductions therein (1) [supplementary materils (SM)]. Transport is responsible for about 23% of total energy-related CO2 emissions worldwide (2). The sector is growing more rapidly than most others, with emissions projected to double by 2050. Global scenario stdies, specifically those produced by integrated assessment models (IAMs), communicate aggregate mitigation potentials by sectors in IPCC reports. Yet recent evidence indicates that emissions may be reduced further than these global scenario studies suggest - if policy-makers use the full suite of policies at their disposl.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: Science; 350(6263):911-912 [November 2015]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:52
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 09:19
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11337

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