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The way forward in climate change mitigation

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Abstract The year 2012 would mark 20 years since the birth of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As stated under Article 2 of this Convention, the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC is to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. In support of this objective, the Convention required parties to ‘take precautionary measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects’. This article is categorized under: Energy and Climate > Economics and Policy Energy and Climate > Climate and Environment
Estimated economic mitigation potential by sector and region using technologies and practices expected to be available in 2030. The potentials do not include nontechnical options such as lifestyle changes. (Reprinted with permission from Ref 1. Copyright 2007, IPCC.)
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