Conference Paper
Topics: Region/Country: Language:
English

Characterizing Japan’s energy pathways for climate change mitigation: A multi-model study

In Eleventh Annual Meeting of the IAMC Nov 2018, Spain
Author: 
Masahiro
SUGIYAMA
Shinichiro
FUJIMORI
Kenichi
WADA
Jiayang
WANG
Ken
OSHIRO
Etsushi
KATO
Atsushi
KUROSAWA
Ryoichi
KOMIYAMA
Yasumasa
FUJII
Yuhji
MATSUO
2018-11

This study presents a multi-model analysis of long-term climate policy of Japan, whose mid-century strategy is subject to an ongoing policy debate, focusing on the carbon dioxide emissions in the energy sector. The models demonstrate multiple future pathways of the low-carbon energy system in Japan. The median of marginal abatement cost is found to be around 1070 USD2010/tCO2 for a high GDP growth scenario and 870 USD2010/tCO2 for a medium GDP growth scenario. The residual emissions are dominated by the industry sector, suggesting a need to accelerate development of industrial mitigation options.

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