Beyond the baseline - large scale climate friendly development

dc.contributor.authorHowells, Mark
dc.contributor.authorHouse, Josh
dc.contributor.authorLaitner, John “Skip”
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-19T09:16:57Z
dc.date.available2016-02-19T09:16:57Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.updated2016-02-16T08:26:31Z
dc.description.abstractA deep impasse has emerged between industrialized and developing countries on the task of reducing carbon--the former arguing that the task is essential, and the latter putting a higher priority on development. The compromise, so far, has been to focus carbon abatement in developing countries on marginal activities that reduce carbon below a "baseline." The extra cost is paid as compensation by investors, and the emission credits are traded in markets. We suggest a different strategy that integrates climate protection and economic development. We illustrate with two large-scale development programs--one in South Africa, the other in China- -and demonstrate that there are significant quantities of emissions to be saved and that these do little harm to, and can even encourage, economic development. For these developing countries, we show that it is impossible to achieve these savings under current emissions mitigation mechanisms, and as such, they may not be realized until it is too late.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationHowells, M., House, J., & (2005). <i>Beyond the baseline - large scale climate friendly development</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17145en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationHowells, Mark, Josh House, and <i>Beyond the baseline - large scale climate friendly development.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17145en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationHowells, M., House, J., & Laitner, J. (2005). Beyond the Baseline–Large Scale Climate Friendly Development. In International Energy Workshop Kyoto.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Howells, Mark AU - House, Josh AU - Laitner, John “Skip” AB - A deep impasse has emerged between industrialized and developing countries on the task of reducing carbon--the former arguing that the task is essential, and the latter putting a higher priority on development. The compromise, so far, has been to focus carbon abatement in developing countries on marginal activities that reduce carbon below a "baseline." The extra cost is paid as compensation by investors, and the emission credits are traded in markets. We suggest a different strategy that integrates climate protection and economic development. We illustrate with two large-scale development programs--one in South Africa, the other in China- -and demonstrate that there are significant quantities of emissions to be saved and that these do little harm to, and can even encourage, economic development. For these developing countries, we show that it is impossible to achieve these savings under current emissions mitigation mechanisms, and as such, they may not be realized until it is too late. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Beyond the baseline - large scale climate friendly development TI - Beyond the baseline - large scale climate friendly development UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17145 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/17145
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationHowells M, House J, . Beyond the baseline - large scale climate friendly development. 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17145en_ZA
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dc.publisher.departmentEnergy Research Centreen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
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