publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

A global stocktake of the Paris pledges: Implications for energy systems and economy

Toon Vandyck; Kimon Keramidas;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract The United Nations-led international climate change negotiations in Paris in December 2015 (COP21) trigger and enhance climate action across the globe. This paper presents a model-based assessment of the Paris Agreement. In particular, we assess the mitigation policies implied by the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) put forward in the run-up to COP21 by individual member states and a policy that is likely to limit global warming to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. We combine a technology-rich bottom-up energy system model with an economy-wide top-down CGE model to analyse the impact on greenhouse gas emissions, energy demand and sup...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Geography, Planning and Development, Global and Planetary Change, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
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