Conference Paper
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English

Economic impacts of long-term climate mitigation targets in Japan considering technological constraints

In 41st IAEE International Conference June 10-13 2018 (Groningen, The Netherlands)
Author: 
Shinichiro
FUJIMORI
Mikiko
KAINUMA
2018-06

The achievement of long-term targets for climate mitigation in Japan faces several uncertainties with respect to the availability of power generation technologies. Starting with the difficult situation of nuclear power deployment after the 2011 events, the effect of technological constraints on the reduction of large amounts of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the country, and the associated economic burden remains unclear. We assess the feasibility of climate mitigation targets in Japan up to year 2050 with a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model under several technological constraints in the power sector.