Sectoral marginal abatement cost curves: Implications for mitigation pledges and air pollution co-benefits for Annex I countries

Wagner F, Amann M, Borken-Kleefeld J, Cofala J, Hoeglund-Isaksson L, Purohit P, Rafaj P, Schoepp W, et al. (2012). Sectoral marginal abatement cost curves: Implications for mitigation pledges and air pollution co-benefits for Annex I countries. Sustainability Science 7 (2): 169-184. DOI:10.1007/s11625-012-0167-3.

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Abstract

Using the GAINS (Greenhouse Gas-Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies) model, we derived Annex I marginal abatement cost curves for the years 2020 and 2030 for three World Energy Outlook baseline scenarios (2007-2009) of the International Energy Agency. These cost curves are presented by country, by greenhouse gas and by sector. They are available for further inter-country comparisons in the GAINS Mitigation Efforts Calculator-a free online tool. We illustrate the influence of the baseline scenario on the shape of mitigation cost curves, and identify key low cost options as well as no-regret priority investment areas for the years 2010-2030. Finally, we show the co-effect of GHG mitigation on the emissions of local air pollutants and argue that these co-benefits offer strong local incentives for mitigation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Annex I pledges; Co-benefits; GAINS model; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Marginal abatement costs; UNFCC
Research Programs: Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Bibliographic Reference: Sustainability Science; 7(2):169-184 (Published online 29 April 2012)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 14:09
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9965

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