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Pursuing a 2C pathway: the climate challenge - ExxonMobil & Stanford

February 09/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Many uncertainties exist concerning the future of energy demand and supply, including potential actions that societies may take to address the risks of climate change, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.

The analysis featured here is intended to provide a perspective on hypothetical 2 degree C scenarios.

Considerable work has been done in the scientific community to explore energy transformation pathways. A recent multi-model study coordinated by the Energy Modeling Forum at Stanford University (EMF 27) brought together many energy economic models to assess technology and policy pathways associated with various climate stabilization targets (e.g., 450, 550 ppm CO2 equivalent or CO2e), partially in support of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The chart to the right illustrates potential CO2 emission trajectories under EMF 27 full technology scenarios targeting a 2C pathway (Assessed 2C Scenarios) relative to the 2018 Outlook, and baseline pathways (Assessed Baseline Scenarios) with essentially no policy evolution beyond 2010. The 2018 Outlook incorporates significant efficiency gains and changes in the energy mix, resulting in a projected CO2 emissions trajectory that resides between the pathways illustrated by the baseline and 2C scenarios.

A key characteristic of the Assessed 2C Scenarios is that energy-related CO2 emissions go to zero, or potentially negative, by the end of the century.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, petrochemistry, Exxon Mobil.
Category:General News
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