Inter-generational and Spatial Equity Issues of Carbon Accounts

Grubler, A. ORCID: & Fujii, Y. (1991). Inter-generational and Spatial Equity Issues of Carbon Accounts. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-92-006. Reprinted from Energy, 16 (11/12):1397-1416

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The authors 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 420ppm 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: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Energy; 16(11/12):1397-1416 [1991]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:13

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