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Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals

Global and Regional 100% Renewable Energy Scenarios with Non-energy GHG Pathways for +1.5°C and +2°C

  • Sven Teske

Benefits

  • Presents robustly modeled scenarios to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050

  • Provides policy-makers with detailed pathways to achieve the Paris Climate Agreement goals

  • Includes recommendations for policy-makers to set out a clear implementation agenda

Open Access
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lix
  2. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger
    Pages 1-4 Open Access
  3. Sven Teske, Malte Meinshausen, Kate Dooley
    Pages 5-23 Open Access
  4. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Sonja Simon, Tobias Naegler, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel et al.
    Pages 25-78 Open Access
  5. Malte Meinshausen, Kate Dooley
    Pages 79-91 Open Access
  6. Thomas Pregger, Sonja Simon, Tobias Naegler, Sven Teske
    Pages 93-130 Open Access
  7. Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel, Özcan Deniz, Stephan Schmid
    Pages 131-159 Open Access
  8. Sven Teske, Kriti Nagrath, Tom Morris, Kate Dooley
    Pages 161-173 Open Access
  9. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Tobias Naegler, Sonja Simon, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel et al.
    Pages 175-401 Open Access
  10. Elsa Dominish, Chris Briggs, Sven Teske, Franziska Mey
    Pages 413-435 Open Access
  11. Damien Giurco, Elsa Dominish, Nick Florin, Takuma Watari, Benjamin McLellan
    Pages 437-457 Open Access
  12. Malte Meinshausen
    Pages 459-469 Open Access
  13. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel, Özcan Deniz, Malte Meinshausen et al.
    Pages 471-487 Open Access
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 489-491

About this book

Introduction

This open access book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions. Based on state-of-the-art scenario modelling, it provides the vital missing link between renewable energy targets and the measures needed to achieve them. Bringing together the latest research in climate science, renewable energy technology, employment and resource impacts, the book breaks new ground by covering all the elements essential to achieving the ambitious climate mitigation targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. For example, sectoral implementation pathways, with special emphasis on differences between developed and developing countries and regional conditions, provide tools to implement the scenarios globally and domestically. Non-energy greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios define a sustainable pathway for land-use change and the agricultural sector. Furthermore, results of the impact of the scenarios on employment and mineral and resource requirements provide vital insight on economic and resource management implications. 

The book clearly demonstrates that the goals of the Paris Agreement are achievable and feasible with current technology and are beneficial in economic and employment terms. It is essential reading for anyone with responsibility for implementing renewable energy or climate targets internationally or domestically, including climate policy negotiators, policy-makers at all levels of government, businesses with renewable energy commitments, researchers and the renewable energy industry.


Keywords

Climate Change Goals Paris Agreement 100% Renewable Energy 1.5 C Mitigation pathways Energy transition Renewable energy pathways Renewable energy targets GHG pathways for 1.5°C Non-energy greenhouse gas mitigation Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Sven Teske
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  1. 1.Institute for Sustainable FuturesUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

About the editors

Dr Sven Teske is a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures.  Dr Teske has 25 years’ experience in technical analysis of renewable energy systems and market integration concepts. He has published over 50 special reports in renewable across the world, including the global 100% renewable energy scenario “Energy [R]evolution”, a grid analysis for the Chinese province Jiangsu in cooperation with the China State Grid Company and a 100% renewable energy pathway for Australia. Dr Teske was a lead author for the IPCC Special Report Renewables (Chapter 10: Scenario analysis), which was published in 2011.  Sven also has practical experience in small-scale utility development.  He originally developed the concept for a green utility and founded in 1999 the “Greenpeace energy eG”– Germany’s first cooperative in the power sector. Sven has a PhD economics from the University of Flensburg in Germany; he focused for his thesis on Integration of high penetrations of solar photovoltaic and wind into power systems.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

•             Decentralized energy and renewable energy system analysis

•             Power grid integration for decentralized energy systems and smart grids

•             Modelling, economics, planning and policy for delivering distributed energy

•             Energy policy and regulations for electricity markets

•             International renewable market development

•             Electrification concepts for least developed countries

•             100% renewable energy pathways for CVF countries

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Reviews

“Based on state-of-the-art scenario modelling, the book provides the vital missing link between renewable energy targets and the measures needed to achieve them. Its robustly modelled scenarios indicate how to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions. … The book is an essential read for anyone who is responsible for implementing renewable energy or climate targets internationally or domestically, including climate policy negotiators, policy-makers at all levels of government, businesses … .” (eurekalert.org, February, 5, 2019)​