Catalog Home Page

Ten key short-term sectoral benchmarks to limit warming to 1.5°C

Kuramochi, T., Höhne, N., Schaeffer, M., Cantzler, J., Hare, B., Deng, Y., Sterling, S., Hagemann, M., Rocha, M., Yanguas-Parra, P.A., Mir, G-U-R, Wong, L., El-Laboudy, T., Wouters, K., Deryng, D. and Blok, K. (2017) Ten key short-term sectoral benchmarks to limit warming to 1.5°C. Climate Policy, 18 (3). pp. 287-305.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2017.1397495
*Subscription may be required

Abstract

This article identifies and quantifies the 10 most important benchmarks for climate action to be taken by 2020–2025 to keep the window open for a 1.5°C-consistent GHG emission pathway. We conducted a comprehensive review of existing emissions scenarios, scanned all sectors and the respective necessary transitions, and distilled the most important short-term benchmarks for action in line with the long-term perspective of the required global low-carbon transition. Owing to the limited carbon budget, combined with the inertia of existing systems, global energy economic models find only limited pathways to stay on track for a 1.5°C world consistent with the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/39882
Item Control Page Item Control Page