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Table 6 Potential reductions in annual emissions if 11 DLCIs were to scale up from early-adopting niches to matched segments of the UK population. See Table SI-2 for assumptions, data and sources. UK emissions data by sector for 2015 include both direct and indirect (upstream) emissions from territorial or production-based emission inventories (BEIS 2017c)

From: The potential contribution of disruptive low-carbon innovations to 1.5 °C climate mitigation

Domain Potential DLCI Annual emission reductions from scaling-up evidence from early-adopting niches to matched UK population
As MtCO2e As % of UK territorial emissions in corresponding sector in 2015
Mobility Car clubs 0.8 to 0.9 0.8 to 0.9% Of direct and indirect emissions from passenger and light duty vehicles (96.8 MtCO2e)
E-bikes
E-bike sharing
0.04 to 0.08 0.04 to 0.08%
0.09 0.09%
Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) 1.4 1.4%
Food Cultured meat 0.02 0.03% Of direct and indirect emissions from agriculture (51.1 MtCO2e)
Food waste reduction 2.6 to 3.6 5.2 to 7.1%
Urban farming 2.1 4.1%
Rooftop greenhouses 0.04 to 0.6 0.1 to 1.2%
Reduced meat diet 0.7 1.4%
Buildings Smart heating controls 1.4 to 2.6 1.2 to 2.3% Of direct and indirect emissions from homes (112.1 MtCO2e)
Smart appliance (fridge) 0.1 0.1%