Drivers, Trends and Mitigation

Gabriel Blanco, Reyer Gerlagh, Sangwon Suh, Alfred K.Ofosu Ahenkorah, John Barrett, Heleen De Coninck, Cristobal Felix Diaz Morejon, Ritu Mathur, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Jiahua Pan, Himanshu Pathak, Jake Rice, Richard Richels, Steven Smith, David Stern, Ferenc L. Toth, Peter P. Zhou

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    Abstract

    Chapter 5 analyzes the anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission trends until the present and the main drivers that explain those trends. The chapter uses different perspectives to analyze past GHG-emissions trends, including aggregate emissions flows and per capita emissions, cumulative emissions, sectoral emissions, and territory-based vs. consumption-based emissions. In all cases, global and regional trends are analyzed. Where appropriate, the emission trends are contextualized with long-term historic developments in GHG emissions extending back to 1750.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClimate change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
    Editors Ottmar Edenhofer, Ramon Pichs-Madruga, Youba Sokona, et al
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages351-411
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781107058217
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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