Achieving Less Than 2°C Warming Without Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture Storage (BECCS)

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room 220C (San Jose Convention Center)
James A. Edmonds, Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD
An integrated assessment of technology and policy scenarios suggests that it may be possible to limit climate change to 2oC or less. The successful large-scale deployment of bioenergy with CO2 capture and storage (BECCS) can help control the cost of achieving that goal, but a variety of other feasible technology pathways are identified that do not require BECCS. In all of the strategies explored here, land-use policy plays a critical role complementary to energy policy.