publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

Decarbonising the critical sectors of aviation, shipping, road freight and industry to limit warming to 1.5–2°C

Maria Sharmina; Oreane Y. Edelenbosch; Charles B. Wilson; R. Freeman; David Ehj Gernaat; Paul Gilbert; Alice Larkin; Emma W. Littleton; M Traut; D.P. van Vuuren; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Oct 2020
Abstract
Limiting warming to well below 2°C requires rapid and complete decarbonisation of energy systems. We compare economy-wide modelling of 1.5°C and 2°C scenarios with sector-focused analyses of four critical sectors that are difficult to decarbonise: aviation, shipping, road freight transport, and industry. We develop and apply a novel framework to analyse and track mitigation progress in these sectors. We find that emission reductions in the 1.5°C and 2°C scenarios of the IMAGE model come from deep cuts in CO<sub>2</sub> intensities and lower energy intensities, with minimal demand reductions in these sectors’ activity. We identify a range of additional measures a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, General Environmental Science, Low-carbon transport, demand reduction, emission reduction, emission scenarios, integrated assessment model, low-carbon industry, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2306, Global and Planetary Change, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2301, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1902, Atmospheric Science, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2308, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Global and Planetary Change, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), Demand reduction, Aviation, business.industry, business, 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, Natural resource economics, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Limiting, Environmental science
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