Achieving a sustainable global energy system: identifying by Asami Miketa, Keywan Riahi, Richard Alexander Roehrl, Leo

By Asami Miketa, Keywan Riahi, Richard Alexander Roehrl, Leo Schrattenholzer

Sustainable improvement and worldwide weather switch have figured prominently in medical research and foreign policymaking because the early Nineteen Nineties. This booklet formulates expertise concepts that might bring about environmentally sustainable power platforms, in line with an research of worldwide weather switch matters utilizing the idea that of sustainable improvement. The authors concentrate on environmentally appropriate, long term know-how advancements in the worldwide power procedure, whereas additionally contemplating elements of financial and social sustainability. The authors study a number of substitute eventualities and illustrate the variations among those who meet the factors for sustainable improvement and those who don't. because of their research, they establish various promising socio-economic and environmental improvement paths which are in keeping with sustainable improvement. One sustainable-development situation and its coverage implications are then offered intimately from a know-how switch viewpoint. The authors suggest bold goals for know-how adoption which are judged to accomplish the specified socio-economic and environmental pursuits. even supposing the optimum coverage combine to pursue those pursuits is obviously country-specific, the authors recommend that energy-related R&D that results in expertise functionality advancements and the promoting of expertise adoption in area of interest markets are the coverage recommendations so that it will yield the main major long term advantages. Policymakers, economists and researchers engaged on sustainability, power economics, and expertise switch and innovation will welcome this topical and hugely readable e-book.

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This result is achieved by assuming service-oriented prosperity, while taking into account equity and environmental concerns without policies directed at mitigating climate change. Telecommunications and information technology expand rapidly, giving less developed regions important opportunities to progress. Economic production is thus characterized by rapid ‘dematerialization’ and the introduction of clean technologies eventually leads to hydrogen-based economies in all world regions. B1 describes a rapidly converging world, emphasizing global solutions for environmental and social sustainability, including concerted efforts aiming at rapid technology development, technology transfer, dematerialization of the economy, and improving equity (both worldwide and within regions).

Sooner or later, sulphur emissions begin to decrease in all scenarios, ranging from immediate decrease in the B1 scenarios to more gradual, later and less stringent controls in the A2 scenario, for instance. This pattern reflects both the impact of recent legislation for a drastic reduction in sulphur emissions in OECD countries as well as an anticipated gradual introduction of sulphur control policies in developing regions in the long term. It is important to note that all these scenarios are sulphur-control scenarios only and do not assume any additional climate-policy measures.

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