Greenhouse Gas Reduction Pathways: In the UNFCCC Process up to 2025

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Meeting the EU objective of limiting global average temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels requires a peak in global greenhouse gas emissions within the next two decades. This means that early participation of developing countries in global emission control is needed, even under a significant strengthening of the commitments of Annex I countries under the Kyoto Protocol. The study has shown that it is possible to design a set of consistent rules for the attribution of the long-term emission endowments of the different world regions. The gains from participating in global emission trading and from reduced air pollution damage and/or abatement costs does substantially enhance, from a developing country perspective, the attractiveness of an early participation in a regime based on greenhouse gas reduction pathways, provided that the level and the form of their commitment is well designed so as to minimise economic risks.

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Creation Date: October 2003
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Criqui, P.

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Kitous, A.

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Berk, M.

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den Elzen, M.

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Eickhout, B.

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Lucas, P.

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van Vuuren, D.

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Kouvaritakis, N.

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Publisher Info: Web: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/
Place of Publication: [Brussels, Belgium]
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  • Creation: October 2003
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Meeting the EU objective of limiting global average temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels requires a peak in global greenhouse gas emissions within the next two decades. This means that early participation of developing countries in global emission control is needed, even under a significant strengthening of the commitments of Annex I countries under the Kyoto Protocol. The study has shown that it is possible to design a set of consistent rules for the attribution of the long-term emission endowments of the different world regions. The gains from participating in global emission trading and from reduced air pollution damage and/or abatement costs does substantially enhance, from a developing country perspective, the attractiveness of an early participation in a regime based on greenhouse gas reduction pathways, provided that the level and the form of their commitment is well designed so as to minimise economic risks.

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Technical Report

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ii, 92 p. : ill.

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Keyword(s): greenhouse gas reduction | global emissions | emission reduction | De-carbonisation | climate change | climate impact
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