Biophysical and economic limits to negative CO2 emissions

Smith, P., Davis, S.J., Creutzig, F., Fuss, S., Rogelj, J. ORCID:, McCollum, D., Krey, V. ORCID:, Grubler, A. ORCID:, et al. (2016). Biophysical and economic limits to negative CO2 emissions. Nature Climate Change 6 (1) 42-50. 10.1038/nclimate2870.

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To have a >50% chance of limiting warming below 2 degrees C, most recent scenarios from integrated assessment models (IAMs) require large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies (NETs). These are technologies that result in the net removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. We quantify potential global impacts of the different NETs on various factors (such as land, greenhouse gas emissions, water, albedo, nutrients and energy) to determine the biophysical limits to, and economic costs of, their wiespread application. Resource implications vary between technologies and need to be satisfactorily addressed if NETs are to have a significant role in achieving climate goals.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Energy (ENE)
Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: Nature Climate Change; 6:42-50 [January 2016] (Published online 07 December 2015)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:25

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