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European Carbon Budget for Greenhouse Gasses Emissions: Filling the Trajectory Gap

Version 1 : Received: 16 October 2018 / Approved: 16 October 2018 / Online: 16 October 2018 (14:50:19 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 16 November 2018 / Approved: 16 November 2018 / Online: 16 November 2018 (14:23:30 CET)

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Perissi, I.; Falsini, S.; Bardi, U.; Natalini, D.; Green, M.; Jones, A.; Solé, J. Potential European Emissions Trajectories within the Global Carbon Budget. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4225. Perissi, I.; Falsini, S.; Bardi, U.; Natalini, D.; Green, M.; Jones, A.; Solé, J. Potential European Emissions Trajectories within the Global Carbon Budget. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4225.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2018, 10, 4225
DOI: 10.3390/su10114225

Abstract

The Global Carbon Budget is the cumulative carbon emissions that human activities can generate while limiting the global temperature increase to less than 2°C. On this basis, most countries ratified the Paris Agreement 2015, pledging to reduce national emissions and the impacts of climate change. The European Union has planned to reduce emissions by 80% of their 1990 value by 2050 but such a target needs to be coupled with a further constraint on the cumulative greenhouse gases released along the path to 2050. The aim and the novelty of this study are to propose, for the first time, a carbon budget for the European Union, which represents the most significant physical characteristic to assess the feasibility of current EU-28 greenhouse gas reduction objectives under the goals of the 2015 Paris treaty

Keywords

carbon budget, greenhouse gases, decarbonization, climate change

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Political Science

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