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Title: Integrating Global Climate Change Mitigation Goals with Other Sustainability Objectives: A Synthesis
Authors: Christoph von Stechow
David McCollum
Keywan Riahi
Jan C. Minx
Elmar Kriegler
Detlef P. van Vuuren
Jessica Jewell
Carmenza Robledo-Abad
Edgar Hertwich
Massimo Tavoni
Sevastianos Mirasgedis
Oliver Lah
Joyashree Roy
Yacob Mulugetta
Dubash, Navroz Kersi 
Johannes Bollen
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Ottmar Edenhofer
Keywords: welfare-theoretical framework
multiple objectives
air quality
energy security
energy efficiency
energy demand reduction
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2015
Publisher: Annual Reviews
Citation: Christoph von Stechow, David McCollum, Keywan Riahi, Jan C. Minx, Elmar Kriegler, Detlef P. van Vuuren, Jessica Jewell, Carmenza Robledo-Abad, Edgar Hertwich, Massimo Tavoni, Sevastianos Mirasgedis, Oliver Lah, Joyashree Roy, Yacob Mulugetta, Dubash, Navroz Kersi, Johannes Bollen, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Ottmar Edenhofer (2015-11-01). Integrating Global Climate Change Mitigation Goals with Other Sustainability Objectives: A Synthesis. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 40 : 363-394. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Achieving a truly sustainable energy transition requires progress across multiple dimensions beyond climate change mitigation goals. This article reviews and synthesizes results from disparate strands of literature on the coeffects of mitigation to inform climate policy choices at different governance levels. The literature documents many potential cobenefits of mitigation for nonclimate objectives, such as human health and energy security, but little is known about their overall welfare implications. Integrated model studies highlight that climate policies as part of well-designed policy packages reduce the overall cost of achieving multiple sustainability objectives. The incommensurability and uncertainties around the quantification of coeffects become, however, increasingly pervasive the more the perspective shifts from sectoral and local to economy wide and global, the more objectives are analyzed, and the more the results are expressed in economic rather than nonmonetary terms. Different strings of evidence highlight the role and importance of energy demand reductions for realizing synergies across multiple sustainability objectives.
Source Title: Annual Review of Environment and Resources
ISSN: 1543-5938
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-021113-095626
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