Author: Johannes Emmerling

Solar radiation management in cooperative and non-cooperative settings

It’s considered as a new strategy to complement traditional climate policies, but without sufficiently strong institutions, there is a risk that some countries will unilaterally deploy climate engineering to the detriment of other nations. It will be essential that this option is discussed and negotiated within the few existing supra-national institutions and possibly jointly with…
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Scenarios compatible with 1.5 °C

New article “Scenarios towards limiting global mean temperature increase below 1.5 °C” published in NCC. The 2015 Paris Agreement calls for countries to pursue efforts to limit global-mean temperature rise to 1.5 °C. The transition pathways that can meet such a target have not, however, been extensively explored. Here we describe scenarios that limit end-of-century radiative…
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New article in Nature on fossil fuel subsidies

Removing fossil fuel subsidies would have only a small effect on CO2 emissions and renewable energy
use, new research published in Nature has shown…

Quantifying the Narratives

We explore future energy sector developments across the five Shared-Socioeconomic Pathways…