AVOID 1: Achievement of international near term targets for CO2 emissions mitigation

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AVOID 1: Achievement of international near term targets for CO2 emissions mitigation

June 16, 2010
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This study examines the potential for energy related CO2 emissions mitigation in China and India to 2020. The main mitigation options, barriers to adoption, long term carbon saving potential and policy levers are given for the following sectors: power, industry, buildings, and transport.

The broad conclusion is that both China and India have set target ranges such that the lower end is achievable through energy efficiency improvements at negative cost and the higher end through a range of low and medium cost options. However strong government leadership will be required to deliver the necessary efficiency programmes and the experience of developed countries, including the UK, in delivering their own programmes could be very valuable.