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Title: Technology and international climate policy

Technology and international climate policy Both the nature of international climate policy architectures and the development and diffusion of new energy technologies could dramatically influence future costs of reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases. This paper explores the implications of interactions between technology availability and performance and international policy architectures for technology choice and the social cost of limiting atmospheric CO2 concentrations to 500 ppm by the year 2095. Key issues explored in the paper include the role of bioenergy production with CO2 capture and storage (CCS), overshoot concentration pathways, and the sensitivity of mitigation costs to policy and technology.
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OSTI Identifier:960201
Report Number(s):ETP-DiscussionPaper-2008-21
TRN: US0904412
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Related Information: May 2009 revised edition. Original version published December 2008
Research Org:Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, Cambridge, MA (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AVAILABILITY; CLIMATES; DIFFUSION; GREENHOUSE GASES; MITIGATION; PERFORMANCE; PRODUCTION; SENSITIVITY; STORAGE CLIMATIC CHANGE; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ENERGY POLICY; CARBON DIOXIDE; SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS; FOREIGN POLICY