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thirty-three documents in the library in the category Plans and Scenarios

Plans and Scenarios: Many international references have as objectives development of mitigation scenarios, including final results, transition pathways, economic analysis, timescales, statistical probabilities of success, and identification of critical path obstacles.

http://sauvonsleclimat.org/images/articles/pdf_files/Plaquette SLCHD 6.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, french, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
A thorough mitigation scenario to contain temperature rise to 2°C. Gives detail requirements for all major GHG generating sectors. Much has been deduced from the situation in France, however the logic is transferable to other countries. moreless
https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr.pdf
also in categories carbon capture, causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, international references, mitigation, models, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups (WGs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Topic 1 summarizes observed changes in climate and their effects on natural and human systems, regardless of their causes, while Topic 2 assesses the causes of the observed changes. Topic 3 presents projections of future climate change and related impacts under different scenarios. Topic 4 discusses adaptation and mitigation options over the next few decades and their interactions with sustainable development.
Excellent example of the thinking and methodology, but not the most recent data. moreless
https://sauvonsleclimat.org/images/articles/pdf_files/art_sel/Enforced nuclear-inderscience-site.pdf
also in categories carbon capture, economics, energy, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios moreless
This paper proposes a modification of the IPPC mitigation scenario MESSAGE whereby large scale deployment of nuclear reactors are deployed from 2020 rather than 2060, thereby greatly reducing the need for yet unproven carbon capture. moreless
http://collections.plos.org/responding-to-climate-change
also in categories causes, economics, effects, energy, health, international references, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Massive climate documentation library. A “must” reference for diverse quality information. Few areas can benefit as much from Open Access as climate change research: the combination of public, scientific, and governmental interest with the mounting misinformation, unsubstantiated opinions, and unsourced data make public access to original, well-reported, and peer-reviewed climate change research of utmost importance. An international reference. moreless
http://energie-crise.fr/spip.php?article216
also in categories energy, french, hydroelectric, mitigation, plans and scenarios, sea, solar, technology, transportation, wind moreless
Critique of Mark Jacobson’s wind, water and sun “solution” for French energy transition. moreless
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081648
also in categories carbon capture, causes, economics, effects, energy, forests, government, industry, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
James Hansen, et.al. Assessment of impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilise climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts. moreless
http://www4.unfccc.int/ndcregistry/Pages/Home.aspx
also in categories agriculture, economics, energy, forests, government, international references, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A public database of submitted INDCs. This data can be used to calculate a worldwide mitigation response. These commitments are expected to improve over time. moreless
http://bigpicture.unfccc.int/
also in categories agriculture, economics, education and training, effects, government, international references, mitigation, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A United Nations overview of climate issues, activities, and science. Gathers and shares information on GHG emissions, national policies and best practices,Launch national strategies and measures for reducing GHGs and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change, including developing financial and technical support to developing countries, Cooperate in preparation for taking mitigation measures and adaptation measures. moreless
https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/2015-state-climate-highlights
also in categories agriculture, causes, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, government, international references, models, plans and scenarios, sea, technology moreless
The State of the Climate report series is an authoritative annual summary of the global climate. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the report is edited by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The 2015 report is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists from 62 countries, drawing on tens of thousands of measurements of Earth's climate. moreless
http://www.sfen.org/fr/rgn/allemagne-la-facture-delectricite-senvole
also in categories economics, energy, french, plans and scenarios, success and failures, technology moreless
Discussions of the costs of the German Energy Transition plan, and it’s achievements and limitations ;Conclusion: Le rapport coût-bénéfice de la transition énergétique allemande est désastreux. En dépit de ces investissements astronomiques dans le développement des renouvelables, la décarbonisation du secteur électrique ne progresse pas. Les émissions des gaz à effet de serre sont mêmes revenues à leur niveau de 2009. Allemagne ne semble pas en mesure d’atteindre les objectifs climatiques qu’elle s’est fixée. moreless
http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/14123-8-GB_loi-TE-mode-emploi_DEF_light.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, french, government, industry, mitigation, negotiations, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, transportation, wind moreless
Description of the plan adopted into French law in 2015. Can be used as a base to follow the achievements, or limitations of the objectives. moreless
https://www.transparency-partnership.net/documents-tools/mrv-101-understanding-measurement-reporting-and-verification-climate-change
also in categories community, education and training, government, international references, mitigation, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)Since the beginning of the UN’s international climate activities, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of Parties’ progress has been an important activity. For climate change mitigation recommendations to be effective and a useful planning tool, Parties need reliable information on emissions and actions, both at home and worldwide.MRV is a term used to describe all measures which states take to collect data on emissions, mitigation actions and support, to compile this information in reports and inventories, and to subject these to international review or analysis. moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/focus/long-term_strategies/application/pdf/mid_century_strategy_report-final_red.pdf
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, promising technology, recycling solutions, solar, success and failures, technology, transportation, wind moreless
US commitment to COP22. This document lays out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050. This document has been presented immediately after the US 2016 election results. At this point in time, little is known about the future of these very worthwhile commitments. moreless
http://www.climate-energy-college.net/ndc-indc-factsheets
also in categories community, government, international references, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
The 4th November 2016, the Paris Agreement entered into force. 94 countries have ratified the Agreement. Ratification turns their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Most countries didn’t modify their INDCs. In total, there are now 162 NDCs and INDCs covering 191 countries, who are collectively responsible for more than 99% of global greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
http://sciencespot.co.uk/global-energy-issues-and-the-nuclear-question.html
also in categories carbon capture, energy, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology, technology moreless
An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production by nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of climate change. Writing in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues, the team suggests that beginning in 2020 we could achieve an annual electricity output of 20 terawatts without needing to develop carbon dioxide trapping and storage technology for the tens of billions of tons of emissions that would otherwise drive global warming to catastrophic levels. moreless
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3235004/Trump-Transition-Questionaire-to-Dept-Energy.pdf
also in categories coal, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Trump’s transition team has circulated a 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy asking for the names of employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, and associated emails and documents. This document is being scrutinised in an attempt to predict the new government’s climate policy. These questions could serve as the basis for a purge of EPA employees, and casts doubts on virtually all climate mitigation scenarios. moreless
https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/inventoryexplorer/index.html#allsectors/allgas/econsect/all
also in categories mitigation, models, plans and scenarios moreless
The Data Explorer is an interactive tool that provides access to data from EPA's annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. You can create customised graphs, examine trends over time, and download the data moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/mfc2013/application/pdf/fr_strategy_resume2.pdf
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, recycling solutions, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Explains how France intends to reduce GHG to 140 Mt (divide by factor 4, 1990 — 2050) in two generations. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5515d9f9e4b04d5c3198b7bb/t/552d37bbe4b07a7dd69fcdbb/1429026747046/An Ecomodernist Manifesto.pdf
also in categories agriculture, carbon capture, community, economics, effects, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology, technology moreless
A revolutionary reevaluation of environmentalism, with a high reliance on technology to provide human needs while providing environmental space for wilderness and wild things. moreless
http://decarbonizeurope.org/en/
also in categories agriculture, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, habitation, industry, negotiations, plans and scenarios, transportation moreless
Nine propositions to take Europe to a post-carbon era before 2050 moreless
https://envirodatagov.org/
also in categories education and training, energy, government, plans and scenarios moreless
Dismantling this infrastructure — which ranges from databases to satellites to models for climate, air, and water — could imperil the public’s right to know, the United States’ standing as a scientific leader, corporate accountability, and environmental protection. moreless
https://globalchange.mit.edu/sites/default/files/newsletters/files/2016-JP-Outlook.pdf
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, economics, energy, forests, mitigation, models, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology, wind moreless
MIT RESEARCH MISSION Our integrated team of natural and social scientists studies the interactions among human and Earth systems to provide a sound foundation of scientific knowledge to aid decision makers in confronting future food, energy, water, climate, air pollution and other interwoven challenges. Much details on energy alternatives, including costs, safety, and Timeliness of availability. moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX1r8OAmz9I
also in categories causes, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, international references, models, plans and scenarios moreless
Wakeup call for climate realism. moreless
http://www.ipcc.ch/meetings/session44/l2_adopted_outline_sr15.pdf
also in categories international references, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
Proposed outline of the special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty moreless
https://tntcat.iiasa.ac.at/SspDb/dsd?Action=htmlpage&page=about
also in categories community, mitigation, models, plans and scenarios moreless
The SSP database aims at the documentation of quantitative projections of the so-called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and related Integrated Assessment scenarios . The SSPs are part of a new framework that the climate change research community has adopted to facilitate the integrated analysis of future climate impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation, and mitigation.The database integrates GPD and urbanisation data with data on energy use and supply, land use, emissions, climate change and policy costs. moreless
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/business/energy-environment/renewable-energy-national-academy-matt-jacobson.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/climate&action=click&…
also in categories economics, energy, hydroelectric, mitigation, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Finally the truth is coming out regarding the possibility of powering the entire US with only wind, sun and water. Jacobson understood that he could capture the populist ideological wing of the climate advocates, but the science caught up. moreless
http://www.elysee.fr/declarations/article/discours-du-president-de-la-republique-emmanuel-macron-lors-de-la-cop23-a-bonn/
also in categories economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, transportation, wind moreless
French President Macron’s speech at COP23, which clarified French climate policy. The speech followed the science, unlike previous presidents’ speeches on the subject. It’s an example of lucidity and good sense. moreless
http://academie-technologies-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/2017/11/29/12/57/32/375/Joint_Franco_Chinese_Report_on_the_Nuclear_Energy_Future_07_09_2017.pdf
also in categories energy, government, nuclear, plans and scenarios, radiation, recycling solutions, waste moreless
In the later part of 2016 the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the French Academies (National Academy of Technologies of France and French Academy of Sciences) set up a joint Franco-Chinese study group. Its general objective was to prepare a common position paper to distil policies and technology options, including safety and waste management, for making nuclear power generation a component of future energy mixes in countries with the appropriate potential for implementing this energy. moreless
https://www.sauvonsleclimat.org/fr/base-documentaire/le-vent-ou-le-nucleaire
also in categories economics, energy, french, government, nuclear, plans and scenarios, wind moreless
Paper shows the impossibility of replacing 1/3 of the French nuclear capacity by 2025 with wind and solar. moreless
http://energyforhumanity.org/en/resources/downloads-en/european-climate-leadership-report-2017-measuring-the-metrics-that-matter/
also in categories economics, energy, government, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology moreless
The new report ranks European countries on their climate leadership using official Eurostat data and exclusive data from ElectricityMap.org. moreless
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544217318145
also in categories economics, energy, industry, plans and scenarios, technology moreless
Grid-level energy storage is an emerging technology that provides operational flexibility for managing electricity demand, integrating renewable energy, and improving system reliability. However, it has been established that revenue-maximising grid-level energy storage tends to increase system emissions in current US electricity grids. moreless
https://passiiviidentiteetti.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/part-1-why-does-mark-jacobson-hate-finland/
also in categories economics, energy, hydroelectric, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Hysterically funny, ironic, and scientifically precise critique of Jacobson’s “100% wind, water and sun” scenario applied to Finland. Rauli Partanen is an author, commentator, and member of SOP moreless
http://library.savingourplanet.net/documents/WorldEnergyScenarios2016.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, government, hydroelectric, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Substantial reduction in carbon intensity drives carbon emissions to peak between 2020 and 2040 across the three scenarios. Still, to reach global climate targets, the world needs an exceptional and enduring effort on top of already pledged commitments, and coordinated global action at unprecedented levels, with meaningful carbon prices. moreless

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