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Climate Protection Strategies for the 21st Century: Kyoto by German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

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The blue shaded area expresses the uncertainties for the CO2stabilizing scenarios. 5°C. 2°C per decade defined by the WBGU climate window Source: Nakicenovic and Riahi, 2003b methane and nitrous oxide from both technological and biological sources must also become a focus of mitigation efforts. 1-7 Relative losses of global gross domestic product (GDP) as a consequence of climate change mitigation measures (GDP of CO2stabilizing scenarios in relation to GDP of the reference scenarios). The A1T* and B1* storylines prove advantageous from a cost perspective, too.

1-1). The results for scenario A1T*-450 follow on from the development of the exemplary path in the Council’s ‘Towards Sustainable Energy Systems’ report. Consequently, in order to permit comparability, a CO2 stabilization concentration of 450 ppm was selected for scenario development in the present report. The A1 world has a high level of energy consumption due to strong economic growth. 1). Hence the scenario assumptions had to be further adjusted in a number of points compared to the original A1T-450 post-SRES scenario.

2-1. At a next higher level of aggregation, these regions form four macroregions. 3).

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