3.1.1 Potentials and costs

Course subject(s) 3. Emissions reduction: potentials and costs

So to start module 3 we are going to be looking at the concept of mitigation potentials, we will also go over some other important considerations when looking at emission reduction options.

Key takeaways: 

  • When discussing mitigation options, it is most important to know how much CO2 does a certain option mitigate and how much does it cost per tonne of mitigated CO2 emissions.
  • The mitigation potential is the quantity of net greenhouse gas emissions that can be achieved by a given mitigation option, such as home insulation, implementation of wind, solar energy or consuming less meat.
  • When discussing technical and economic potentials, there are always theoretical or feasibility constraints.
  • Transparency about assumptions and assumed constraints is very important.
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