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Emissions in the Platinum Age: the implications of rapid development for climate change mitigation

Garnaut, Ross; Howes, Stephen; Jotzo, Frank; Sheehan, Peter


Rapid global economic growth, centred in Asia but now spread across the world, is driving rapid greenhouse-gas emissions growth, making earlier projections unrealistic. This paper develops new, illustrative business-as-usual projections for carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels and other sources and for non-CO2 greenhouse gases. Making adjustments to 2007 World Energy Outlook projections to reflect more fully recent trends, we project annual emissions by 2030 to be almost double current...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Review of Economic Policy
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grn021


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