Decarbonisation Strategies and Economic Opportunities in Australia

amandine denis-ryan, Frank Jotzo, Paul Graham, Steve Hatfield-Dodds, Philip Adams, Rob Kelly, Scott Ferraro, Andy Jones, Anna Skarbek, John Thwaites, Sarah levy, Niina Kauto

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    Abstract

    ThechaptersynthesisesthecollaborativeDeepDecarbonisationPathwaysProject(DDPP) involving16countries,representingaroundthree-quartersofglobalgreenhousegas (GHG)emissions,andaimedatshowinghowindividualcountriescanachievevery low-carboneconomiesconsistentwithlimitingglobalwarmingto2Coverpre-industrial levels.Whiletheprojectwascompletedin2014,itsgeneralfindingsarestillrelevant today.1 Thechapter’sauthorsaretheauthorsoftheAustralianDeepDecarbonisationstudy.The four‘pillars’ofdecarbonisationareidentifiedas: •strongenergyefficiencyimprovements,halvingenergyintensityby2050; •makeelectricitysupplylow-orzero-carbon–throughrenewables,nuclearorfossilfuels withcarboncaptureandstorage(CCS); •electrificationandfuelswitching–intransport,industryandbuildings;and • reducingnon-energyemissions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransitioning to a Prosperous, Resilient and Carbon-Free Economy: A Guide for Decision-Makers
    Editors Kenneth G. H. Baldwin , Mark Howden , Michael H. Smith , Karen Hussey , Peter J.
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages203-236
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781107118348
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

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