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Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in China: Scenarios and Opportunities through 2030

This report begins with an overview of China, including population and economic statistics and a profile of its historical energy consumption and GHG emission trends. The chapter concludes with a summary of the macro assumptions, analytical methodologies and computer modeling tools used in the analysis. Chapters III through VII present the results of the GHG... continue reading »

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Global Sectoral Study: Final Report

The Global Sectoral Approaches study, initiated in May 2008 with support from the European Commission, was designed to provide a “proof-of-concept” of the feasibility of sectoral approaches in a post-2012 international framework for climate policy. The study initially investigated a transnational approach in which all countries face similar benchmarks, a sectoral CDM approach emphasizing carbon... continue reading »

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Tradable Intensity Standard for Sector Crediting

This paper addresses some issues that will need to be addressed to implement NAMAs and sector crediting. It discusses cap-and-trade programs for developing countries, international linkages, emission caps for certain sectors through “trading” programs, and No-Lose approaches. It highlights some of the key advantages at the present time of employing a tradable intensity standard to... continue reading »

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Technology-Based Sectoral NAMAs China’s Cement, Iron and Steel Sectors

This paper explores the possible use of a technology-based sectoral NAMA for energy-intensive industries. Whereas other sectoral approaches have focused on energy- or GHG-intensity as the overarching metric for measuring progress, a technology-based sectoral NAMA is expressed in terms of technology selections (either specific technologies, production processes, or their performance equivalents) and future market penetration... continue reading »

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Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in China, Brazil and Mexico: Recent Efforts and Implications

This report provides an updated consideration of developing country “unilateral actions.” Once again, we find that full implementation of developing country “unilateral” actions is estimated to significantly reduce GHG emissions. The combined emission reductions in China, Brazil, and Mexico from these unilateral measures are estimated to be greater than the reductions under the Kyoto Protocol... continue reading »

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Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in India: Scenarios and Opportunities through 2031

This report begins with an overview of India, including population and economic statistics and a profile of its historical energy consumption and GHG emission trends. The chapter concludes with a summary of the macro assumptions, analytical methodologies and computer modelling tools used in the analysis. Chapters 3 through 11 present the assumptions and results of... continue reading »

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Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Brazil, China & India: Scenarios & Opportunities through 2025

This report summarizes the results of the first phase of the CCAP’s “Developing Country Project.” A key goal of the project is to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to take action to reduce greenhouse gases and to prepare for and participate in negotiations on the future structure of climate policy under the UNFCCC and... continue reading »

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Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Brazil, China and India: Scenarios and Opportunities through 2025 – Conclusions and Recommendation

This report — and the companion reports prepared by the teams in each country — evaluate the emissions trends and reduction opportunities in key sectors of the economies of these countries, and suggest some preliminary insights on politically practical domestic and international approaches for achieving these reductions. The next phase of the research will study... continue reading »