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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

Editors:

  • 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

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lix
  2. Introduction

    • Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger
    Pages 1-4Open Access
  3. State of Research

    • Sven Teske, Malte Meinshausen, Kate Dooley
    Pages 5-23Open Access
  4. Methodology

    • Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Sonja Simon, Tobias Naegler, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel et al.
    Pages 25-78Open Access
  5. Mitigation Scenarios for Non-energy GHG

    • Malte Meinshausen, Kate Dooley
    Pages 79-91Open Access
  6. Main Assumptions for Energy Pathways

    • Thomas Pregger, Sonja Simon, Tobias Naegler, Sven Teske
    Pages 93-130Open Access
  7. Transport Transition Concepts

    • Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel, Özcan Deniz, Stephan Schmid
    Pages 131-159Open Access
  8. Renewable Energy Resource Assessment

    • Sven Teske, Kriti Nagrath, Tom Morris, Kate Dooley
    Pages 161-173Open Access
  9. Energy Scenario Results

    • Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Tobias Naegler, Sonja Simon, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel et al.
    Pages 175-401Open Access
  10. Just Transition: Employment Projections for the 2.0 °C and 1.5 °C Scenarios

    • Elsa Dominish, Chris Briggs, Sven Teske, Franziska Mey
    Pages 413-435Open Access
  11. Requirements for Minerals and Metals for 100% Renewable Scenarios

    • Damien Giurco, Elsa Dominish, Nick Florin, Takuma Watari, Benjamin McLellan
    Pages 437-457Open Access
  12. Implications of the Developed Scenarios for Climate Change

    • Malte Meinshausen
    Pages 459-469Open Access
  13. Discussion, Conclusions and Recommendations

    • Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel, Özcan Deniz, Malte Meinshausen et al.
    Pages 471-487Open Access
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 489-491

About this book

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
  • Climate change management

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)​

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Sven Teske

About the editor

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

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals

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

  • Editors: Sven Teske

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05843-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-05842-5Published: 28 February 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-05843-2Published: 01 February 2019

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: LIX, 491

  • Number of Illustrations: 28 b/w illustrations, 182 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Sciences, Sustainability, Natural Resource and Energy Economics

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)