Beyond Climate Change: Perspectives for a Global Sustainable Energy Supply

Krewitt, Wolfram; Trieb, Franz
June 2009
Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations;Summer/Fall2009, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p115
Academic Journal
The article discusses and analyzes energy scenarios, which illustrate that even without relying on nuclear and carbon capture and sequestration there is no obstacle to curbing carbon emissions at the pace required to achieve the two degree Celsius target recommended by the International Energy Agency's 2008 document "World Energy Outlook." According to the article, a strategy based on energy efficiency and renewable energies simultaneously offers economic benefits and new options for economic development and international cooperation. The "forecasting" approach and the "backcasting" scenario are discussed.


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