FG Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements

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The mutual dependence of negative emission technologies and energy systems

Creutzig, Felix ; Breyer, Christian ; Hilaire, Jérôme ; Minx, Jan ; Peters, Glen P. ; Socolow, Robert (2019-02-28)

While a rapid decommissioning of fossil fuel technologies deserves priority, most climate stabilization scenarios suggest that negative emission technologies (NETs) are required to keep global warming well below 2 °C. Yet, current discussions on NETs are lacking a distinct energy perspective. Prominent NETs, such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air carbon capture...

Unique Opportunities of Island States to Transition to a Low-Carbon Mobility System

Soomauroo, Zakia ; Blechinger, Philipp ; Creutzig, Felix (2020-02-14)

Small islands developing states (SIDS) contribute minuscule proportions to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption, but are highly exposed to climate change impacts, in particular to extreme weather events and sea-level rise. However, there is little research on potential decarbonization trajectories unique to SIDS. Here, we argue that insular topology, scale, and economy a...