Found 3 article(s) for author 'Emission mitigation'

Learning from Nationally Determined Contributions

Learning from Nationally Determined Contributions. Joseph Aldy, April 2018, Paper, “National governments have submitted emissions mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement that vary considerably in form, level of required emissions mitigation, elaboration of nonemissions goals, and implementation strategies. As a result, domestic emissions mitigation programs necessary to deliver on the Paris pledges will diverge in the degree to which that mitigation will be achieved at least cost. This paper explores both what we learn from how nationally determined contributions (NDCs) diverge from least-cost policies and the implications for comparing mitigation efforts.Link

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Linking climate policies to advance global mitigation

Linking climate policies to advance global mitigation. Robert Stavins, March 2, 2018, Paper, “The November 2017 negotiations in Bonn, Germany, under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) validated that the Paris Agreement has met one of two necessary conditions for success. By achieving broad participation, including 195 countries, accounting for 99% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (1), the agreement dramatically improves on the 14% of global emissions associated with countries acting under the Kyoto Protocol (2), the international agreement it will replace in 2020.Link

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Alternative Metrics for Comparing Domestic Climate Change Mitigation Efforts and the Emerging International Climate Policy Architecture

Alternative Metrics for Comparing Domestic Climate Change Mitigation Efforts and the Emerging International Climate Policy Architecture. Joseph Aldy, August 4, 2015, Paper. “The availability of practical mechanisms for comparing domestic efforts aimed at mitigating global climate change are important for the stability, equity, and efficiency of international climate agreements. We examine a variety of metrics that could be used to compare countries’ climate change mitigation efforts and illustrate their potential application to large developed and developing countries. Because there is no single comprehensive, measurable metric that could be applied…” Link

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