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Earth Institute Research Projects

Emissions modeling, Phase III

Lead PI: Mary-Elena Carr

Unit Affiliation: Columbia Climate Center (CCC)

November 2011 - August 2012
Inactive
Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The CCC has developed an Energy and Emissions Model (EEM) to estimate the effect of climate, energy, and land-use policies on greenhouse gas emissions in countries around the world. If no action is taken, also known as business-as-usual, we are currently on a path that will lead to around 60 GtCO2e in 2020.

The CCC uses EEM to quantify whether the existing suite of policies can achieve the emissions reductions necessary to reach the stabilization target of 44 GtCO2e by 2020 recommended by the UNEP.

OUTCOMES: The outcome was to update the EEM for April and May 2012 report on the projected emissions levels given full compliance of global energy policies.

SPONSOR:

Deutsche Investment Management Americas, Inc.

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$100,000

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA)

KEYWORDS

climate and society greenhouse gas energy and emissions model

THEMES

Sustainable living