Global Mitigation of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases

Categorized Under: Climate



Since non-CO2 greenhouse gases can be relatively inexpensive to reduce compared to carbon dioxide (CO2), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has focused on incorporating international non-CO2 greenhouse gas mitigation into analysis and policy discussions. ICF prepared a global cost analysis of all non-CO2 greenhouse gases for EPA (EPA Report 430-R-06-005) using a bottom-up, engineering cost approach. The results of this analysis are marginal abatement curves (MAC) that reflect aggregated break-even prices for implementing mitigation options in a given sector and region. The MACs allow for improved understanding of the mitigation potential for non-CO2 sources, as well as inclusion of non-CO2 greenhouse gas mitigation in economic modeling of multigas mitigation strategies.

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Published: Jun 1, 2006
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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