Costs of Multigreenhouse Gas Reduction Targets for the USA

Katharine Hayhoe, Atul Jain, Hugh Pitcher, Chris MacCracken, Michael Gibbs, Donald Wuebbles, Reid Harvey, Dina Kruger

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Abstract

International negotiations have recently focussed attention on a multigas approach to meet greenhouse gas emission targets. This approach increases the control options and can lower the national costs of meeting international agreements, as illustrated here by the example of CH4 reductions for the United States. Based on the latest abatement costs, we estimate that for short-term targets, CH4 can offset CO2 reductions and reduce U.S. costs by more than 25% relative to strategies involving CO2 alone
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScience
Volume286
StatePublished - Oct 29 1999

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