Case
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Country Profile
Transport

Japan – Transport – At the cutting edge of technology and of the modal shift

Japan aspires to reduce its greenhouse emissions (GHG) by 26 % in 2030 compared to 2013 levels and by 25.4 % compared to 2005 levels. Japan is the only G20 member to have defined a quantified target[...]

2019
Country profile
Energy

Chile – Energy – An emerging key actor in the renewable energy arena

Chile, with less than 18 million inhabitants, is becoming a strategic actor in the world energy transition thanks to its Northern Atacama Desert that contains great mineral wealth, mainly copper and lithium[...]

2019
Country profile
Transport

Norway – Transport – The progressive electrification of land and maritime transport

Accounting for over 29 % of Norway’s overall CO2 emissions, transport-related emissions have fallen sharply since 2012. This trend is mainly due to the fact all stakeholders made significant [...]

2019
Country profile
Transport

Germany – Transport, twists and turns on the road to the Verkehrswende

Compared to the progress made in the Energy Transition (Energiewende), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport have been on the rise since 2010 making the transition to green mobility (Verkehrswende) unce[...]

2019
Sectoral Case Study
Energy

Ghana – Growth, electrification and emissions: a fine balancing act

With an average growth of 5% since 2013, Ghana has one of the most dynamic economies on the planet. The Ghanaian rate of electrification is one of the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa and the country became an export[...]

2019
Country profile
Energy

United Kingdom – A decarbonation model involving all stakeholders

"The 21st of April 2017 marked the first time since the start of electrification where the United Kingdom went an entire day without depending on coal for electricity generation."

2019
Sector profile
Transport

Air transport: efforts are still in the state of experimentation

This paper presents air transport's two major characteristics: a strong growth in emissions that the technological and organisational progress is currently unable to contain and secondly, the fact that international air tr[...]

2018
Sector profile
Transport

New initiatives in international maritime transport

Rapidly evolving over the past decade, international maritime transport contributes significantly to global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, exceeding those of the civil aviation sector.

2018
Sector profile
Energy

Carbon capture and sequestration: a solution that is struggling to materialise

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) prevents the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by recovering carbon dioxide at the emitting facilities and then storing it or using it, possibly after tran[...]

2018
Sector profile
Energy

Fugitive emissions: a blind spot in the fight against climate change

The category of fugitive emissions covers a vast number of poorly controlled emissions: accidental, diffuse or unproductive. Fugitive emissions represent a significant proportion of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissio[...]

2018
Sector profile
Transport

Greenhouse gas emissions: a decisive asset for rail?

Globally, rail is a mode of transport that does not emit much in the way of greenhouse gases. This paper demonstrates how the rail sector seems to be a relatively low GHG emitter but that the reality is still quite different....

2018
Country profile
Transport

India – Policies for low carbon pathway and the role of non-state actors

An efficient transport system is crucial for India as it witnesses rising demand for transport services and related infrastructure.

2018
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