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GHG Marginal Abatement Cost curves for the Non-Annex I region
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ECN Policy Studies 23-2-2007
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--06-060 ECN publication
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The study presented in this report aimed to identify the potential and costs of greenhouse gases emission reduction options in non-Annex I countries to enable the development of realistic and policy-relevant Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curves for the non Annex I region. The study has gathered potential and cost information of some 550 GHG emissions reduction options from 30 non-Annex I countries. A simple extrapolation method has been applied to extend the estimated GHG reduction potential for the 30 countries to the remaining non-Annex I countries. Based on this information an aggregated Marginal Abatement Cost curve has been constructed for the whole non-Annex I region. The estimated theoretical GHG emissions reduction potential in 2010 for all non-Annex I countries together amounts to approximately 2 GtCO2 eq. However, the time available for fully realising this potential is too short. Based on the CERs generated by registered CDM projects and projects in the pipeline, it is estimated that approximately 14% of this potential can be realised by 2010.

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