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2009

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July 6, 2009

"Sharing Global CO2 Emission Reductions Among One Billion High Emitters"

Journal Article, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

By Shoibal Chakravarty, Ananth Chikkatur, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Heleen de Coninck, Stephen Pacala, Robert Socolow and Massimo Tavoni

The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) created a 2-tier world. It called upon the developed ("Annex I") countries to "take the lead" in reducing carbon emissions, and, under the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities," established no time frame for developing countries to follow. However, a consensus is now emerging in favor of low stabilization targets. These targets cannot be achieved without the participation of developing countries, which today emit about half of global CO2 emissions and whose future emissions increase faster than the emissions of industrialized countries under "business as usual" scenarios.

 

2008

October 7, 2008

"Equity and Climate Policy: An Allocation Method Based on Individual Emissions"

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By Shoibal Chakravarty, Ananth Chikkatur, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and Massimo Tavoni

The speakers presented a new framework for allocation of a global carbon reduction target among nations, in which "common but differentiated responsibilities" refers to the emissions of individuals, rather than of nations.

 

 

May 24, 2008

"Need for an Integrated Energy Modelling Institution in India"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Economic and Political Weekly, issue 21, volume 43

By Ananth Chikkatur, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and Shoibal Chakravarty

ETIP's Ananth Chikkatur and Princeton's Shoibal Chakravarty write in India's Economic & Political Weekly about that need for a government-supported statutory energy modeling institution - the Bureau of Energy Information and Analysis - that can develop in-house modeling and analysis capacity for India.

 

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