Why the EU could and should adopt higher greenhouse gas reduction targets

A literature review

Should the EU adopt more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets? Recently, from different perspectives, a large number of studies concluded that such higher emission reduction targets are desirable, feasible or necessary. This study reviews recent research and tries to answer the question how to make the EU's GHG reduction target consistent with its goal of limiting the increase in global temperature to below 2º C above pre-industrial levels. The study concludes that the present target of -20% is insufficient to limit the increase in global temperatures to below 2º C and falls behind the emissions pledges of other countries. The study estimates that the costs of a higher reduction target have fallen considerably due to the economic crisis. Moreover, if the current policy target of -20% is to be maintained, EU climate policies will be undermined and become inconsistent.

Auteurs CE

Sander de Bruyn

Delft, maart 2010

report

Deze publicatie is uitsluitend in het Engels verkrijgbaar.

Tweets van @cedelft

Frans Rooijers op BNR-radio over hoge kosten klimaatverandering en rechtvaardige verdeling kosten https://t.co/XmOEeaoQg2
15-12-2017 21:06

Waarom kiezen voor de planeconomie? Column Frans Rooijers over Klimaat- en Energieakkoord #energieakkoord op Energi… https://t.co/S4PPQTlB8z
13-12-2017 09:55

Article - Evaluating the environmental impact of debit card payments https://t.co/IfnNwC3p0b
07-12-2017 16:23

Rapport Net voor de Toekomst - scenario's voor investeringskeuzes van netbeheerders in infrastructuren https://t.co/W4mUsLCuZ0
07-12-2017 16:04

Gezamenlijke visie om Omgevingswet, regionale energiestrategie en warmtetransitieplan lokaal gelijk te gebruiken… https://t.co/YwHhzl338d
06-12-2017 16:30