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Sharing a quota on cumulative carbon emissions

Raupach, Michael; Davis, Steven J.; Peters, Glen P.; Andrew, Robbie M; Canadell, Josep G.; Ciais, Philippe; Friedlingstein , P.; Jotzo, Frank; Vuuren, Detlef P. van; Le Quere, C.

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Any limit on future global warming is associated with a quota on cumulative global CO2 emissions. We translate this global carbon quota to regional and national scales, on a spectrum of sharing principles that extends from continuation of the present distribution of emissions to an equal per-capita distribution of cumulative emissions. A blend of these endpoints emerges as the most viable option. For a carbon quota consistent with a 2 °C warming limit (relative to pre-industrial levels), the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRaupach, Michael
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Steven J.
dc.contributor.authorPeters, Glen P.
dc.contributor.authorAndrew, Robbie M
dc.contributor.authorCanadell, Josep G.
dc.contributor.authorCiais, Philippe
dc.contributor.authorFriedlingstein , P.
dc.contributor.authorJotzo, Frank
dc.contributor.authorVuuren, Detlef P. van
dc.contributor.authorLe Quere, C.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:30:35Z
dc.identifier.issn1758-678X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/55154
dc.description.abstractAny limit on future global warming is associated with a quota on cumulative global CO2 emissions. We translate this global carbon quota to regional and national scales, on a spectrum of sharing principles that extends from continuation of the present distribution of emissions to an equal per-capita distribution of cumulative emissions. A blend of these endpoints emerges as the most viable option. For a carbon quota consistent with a 2 °C warming limit (relative to pre-industrial levels), the necessary long-term mitigation rates are very challenging (typically over 5% per year), both because of strong limits on future emissions from the global carbon quota and also the likely short-term persistence in emissions growth in many regions.
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.sourceNature Climate Change
dc.titleSharing a quota on cumulative carbon emissions
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume4
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor050205 - Environmental Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4430637xPUB320
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRaupach, Michael, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDavis, Steven J., University of California
local.contributor.affiliationPeters, Glen P., 3Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO)
local.contributor.affiliationAndrew, Robbie M, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)
local.contributor.affiliationCanadell, Josep G., Global Carbon Project, Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship
local.contributor.affiliationCiais, Philippe, Centre d’Etudes Orme des Merisiers
local.contributor.affiliationFriedlingstein , P., University of Exeter
local.contributor.affiliationJotzo, Frank, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationVuuren, Detlef P. van, 8PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
local.contributor.affiliationLe Quere, C., University of East Anglia
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage873
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage879
local.identifier.doi10.1038/NCLIMATE2384
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T10:03:05Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84908596066
local.identifier.thomsonID000344597000019
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