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Can we achieve the rates of energy transition required to limit global warming to below 2 degrees? Policy card C3

November 20, 2015
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By limiting low-carbon energy technology deployment rates to within historical limits, it is possible to keep average global warming to around 2°C by 2100. These historical limits are based on what has been achieved by a small number of energy technology transitions in individual countries, so […]

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How can reducing energy demand help keep global warming below 2 degrees? Policy Card C4

November 20, 2015
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People and businesses can be encouraged by targeted policies to change their behaviour around using energy and energy efficient technologies. Policy tools such as regulations, standards and financial instruments can lower energy demand, and result in health and economic co-benefits. AVOID 2 ran two model simulations of […]

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What contribution can mitigation of non-CO2 greenhouse gases make towards achieving long-term temperature goals? Policy Card C2b

July 20, 2015
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Achieving emissions consistent with a 50% chance of remaining below 2°C by 2100 will require large changes in the energy system over the 21st century, including increased use of renewables and significant retirement of fossil fuel generation capacity. Delaying global coordinated mitigation action towards the 2°C […]

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What is the scale and challenge of the energy system transition required to meet long-term climate goals? Policy Card C2a

July 20, 2015
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Achieving emissions consistent with a 50% chance of remaining below 2°C by 2100 will require large changes in the energy system over the 21st century, including increased use of renewables and significant retirement of fossil fuel generation capacity. Delaying global coordinated mitigation action towards the 2°C […]

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