Enhanced policy scenarios for major emitting countries
Enhanced policy scenarios for major emitting countries: Analysis of current and planned climate policies, and selected enhanced mitigation measures / Michel den Elzen, Hanna Fekete, Annemiek Admiraal, Nicklas Forsell, Niklas Höhne, Anu Korosuo, Mark Roelfsema, Heleen van Soest, Karlien Wouters, Thomas Day, Markus Hagemann, Andries Hof, Aline Mosnier. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, NewClimate Institute, Ecofys and IIASA, May 2015, 134 p.
This study provides an overview of projected greenhouse gas emissions in seven major emitting countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, and the United States) up to 2030, resulting from current, planned and selected enhanced mitigation policies. The emission projection associated with the enhanced mitigation policies shows that by replicating ‘best-in-class’ policies or progressing to identified benchmarks, it is possible to significantly increase current mitigation efforts. (© PBL)