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AVOID 1: China’s low carbon technologies to 2050

December 14, 2011

Exploring the technological feasibility of low-carbon, sustainable development pathways and understanding the barriers that may hinder their progress is vital for identifying the actions that countries need to take if the internationally-agreed goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2°C is to be achieved. In […]


AVOID 1: China’s energy technology options to 2050

July 5, 2011

This study assesses the potential for China to significantly reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to 2050, with a focus on CO2 from energy and industrial emissions. The study uses modelling by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Imperial College London, to undertake a detailed […]


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

June 16, 2010

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 […]