Stopping Climate Change: Policies for Re

Written by one of the leading experts in the field, Paul Ekins, Stopping Climate Change provides a comprehensive overview of what is required to achieve Real Zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050...
£35.99
ISBN: 9781032571416
Author Paul Ekins
Pub Date 30/11/2023
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Written by one of the leading experts in the field, Paul Ekins, Stopping Climate Change provides a comprehensive overview of what is required to achieve Real Zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, and negative emissions thereafter, which is the only way to stop human-induced climate change. This will require innovation in socio-technical systems, and in human behaviour, on an unprecedented scale. Stopping Climate Change describes the changes required to meet this goal: in technologies, social institutions and individual activities. Paul Ekins examines in detail issues around the supply and demand of energy and materials, and the efficiency of their use. It also analyses greenhouse gas removal technologies, offsetting and geoengineering, and plots the reduction of the non-CO2 greenhouse gas-emitting activities. Having set out the changes required, Ekins considers the economic implications, both in terms of the innovation and investments that are necessary to bring them about, but also the effects that these are likely to have on national economies. The evidence presented points clearly to the economic impacts of decarbonisation being positive for the majority of countries, and for the world as a whole, even before considering the benefits of avoided climate change. When the health benefits of stopping the burning of fossil fuels are factored in, the global net benefits of decarbonisation are unequivocal. Drawing on examples from the UK and Europe, but with wider relevance at a global scale, Stopping Climate Change clearly shows how determined policy action at different levels could stop climate change. It will be of great interest to students, scholars and policy makers researching and working in the field of climate change and energy policy.