A bottom-up approach to improve local-scale understanding and decision making in responding to climate change

A. Jakeman, S. El-Sawah, J. Guillaume, Tatiana Filatova

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Abstract

To forecast the energy consumtion and carbon emissions in China, this paper established an input-output model with 17 sectors on the macroeconomy level, and an agentbased model on the microeconomy level simulating firms’ innovations in each sector. Results show that due to the uncertainty of innovation, the peak years of energy and emission are also uncertain. The energy peak year will subject to a normal distribution from 2025 to 2036; while the distribution of emission peak year is also identified as a normal distribution from 2024 to 2033. The year with the maximum probability for energy peak will be 2031 with the probability of 23.57%; and 2029 will be the year with the maximum probality 33.51% for emission peak. Taking the average of 50 simulations, it is indicated that the energy peak will be 5146Mtce in 2029 with a decline by 2050 to 4086Mtce, and the emission peak will be 2.7GtC in 2029 with a decline by 2050 to 2.05GtC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOur common future under climate change: International Scienfitic Conference, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France
EditorsChristopher Field, Jean Jouzel, Hervé Le Treut
Place of PublicationParis, France
Pages560-
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2015
EventOur common future under climate change: International Scienfitic Conference, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Jul 201510 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceOur common future under climate change: International Scienfitic Conference, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France
Period7/07/1510/07/15
Other07-07-2015 - 10-07-2015

Keywords

  • METIS-311700
  • IR-97163

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