Quotation Fuss, Sabine and Reuter, Wolf Heinrich and Szolgayova, Jana and Obersteiner, Michael. 2013. Optimal mitigation strategies with negative emission technologies and carbon sinks under uncertainty. Climatic Change 118 (1), 73-87.


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In recent years a body of literature has arisen on the topic of how to compose the optimal portfolio of mitigation options. The focus has been mainly on options involving shifts from high- to low- or even negative-carbon technologies. Natural sinks play an important role in any attempt to stabilize atmospheric CO2 and usually enter as a constant term in the overall carbon budget. In this paper, we introduce natural sinks to the carbon management problem and analyze the implications for negative emission technology deployment and the overall mitigation strategy. Amongst other sensitivity analyses, we also investigate the impact of uncertainty in the carbon sink, which we find to raise the importance of negative emissions in the mitigation portfolio significantly lowering the cost of the policy mix.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Climatic Change
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Optimal mitigation strategies with negative emission technologies and carbon sinks under uncertainty
Volume 118
Number 1
Year 2013
Page from 73
Page to 87
Reviewed? Y
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-012-0676-1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-012-0676-1

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Reuter, Wolf Heinrich (Former researcher)
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Fuss, Sabine (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Germany)
Obersteiner, Michael (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
Szolgayova, Jana (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
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Department of Economics (Badinger) (Details)
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