Feasible futures

Bertram, C., Brutschin, E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7040-3057, Riahi, K. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7193-3498, van Ruijven, B. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1232-5892, & Battersby, S. (2023). Feasible futures. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-41

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Project: Exploring National and Global Actions to reduce Greenhouse gas Emissions (ENGAGE, H2020 821471)


Embracing the notion of feasibility, this research shows that the world will probably overshoot 1.5°C, largely owing to low institutional capacity. Energy demand reduction and electrification are two options to turn down the heat, and addressing weak institutions is crucial. In the past, climate scenarios have focused on how to curb warming for the lowest economic cost. But cost is only one factor in the overall feasibility of climate mitigation. New research accounts for other dimensions of feasibility, encompassing technology, natural resources, and the capacity of governments to implement mitigation.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Policy Brief)
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)
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Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2023 12:31
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2023 14:03
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/19114

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