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Emissions Sharing Observations from a Diverse Range of Countries

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
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Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4013; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154013
Received: 10 June 2019 / Revised: 5 July 2019 / Accepted: 20 July 2019 / Published: 24 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Sustainability and Applications)
The Paris Agreement is set to come into effect from the year 2020. With this, the issue of emission sharing responsibility has gained momentum. This paper discusses the future emission allowances of various countries based on different sharing principles. Twelve countries from six continents were chosen for observation based on attributes such as past emissions, extent of development, and population. The aim was to find the implication of different sharing principles in future emission quota of a diverse range of countries. Four different budgeting periods were employed for increased certainty. Future cumulative and per capita emission allowances were estimated. The results prove that longer budgeting periods are more advantageous for developed countries while shorter budgeting periods favor developing countries more. The study brings forth some new developments in emission distribution research, primarily concerned with the low emitting countries. Overall, the study contributes to the field of emission sharing science to meet global climate targets. View Full-Text
Keywords: emission budgets; sharing principles; developed countries; developing countries; least developed countries emission budgets; sharing principles; developed countries; developing countries; least developed countries
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Sahu, S.; Saizen, I. Emissions Sharing Observations from a Diverse Range of Countries. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4013. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154013

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Sahu S, Saizen I. Emissions Sharing Observations from a Diverse Range of Countries. Sustainability. 2019; 11(15):4013. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154013

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Sahu, Sonam, and Izuru Saizen. 2019. "Emissions Sharing Observations from a Diverse Range of Countries" Sustainability 11, no. 15: 4013. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154013

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