Inter-generational and spatial equity issues of carbon accounts

Grubler A & Fujii Y (1991). Inter-generational and spatial equity issues of carbon accounts. Energy 16 (11-12): 1397-1416. DOI:10.1016/0360-5442(91)90009-B.

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Abstract

We analyze the different regional and generational contributions to increases of CO2 concentrations resulting from fossil-fuel use since the onset of the industrial revolution. Equitable future per capita emission allowances under a range of concentration stabilization scenarios (additional 140, 280, and 420 ppm over pre-industrial levels) by the year 2100 are outlined. The intra- and inter-generational equity criterion adopted considers that each human being is allowed an equal emission right per year, independent of time or place lived. A distinguishing characteristic of the analysis is the integration of emissions and population over time. Quantifications of historical contributions to concentration increases and future emission scenarios on a per capita basis are broken down into nine world regions.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 07:41
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 07:41
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12732

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