Squaring the Circle of Mitigation Adequacy and Equity: Options and Perspectives

Date Published 2014, June 01

Authors Marion Vieweg, Wolfgang Sterk, Bill Hare, Markus Hagemann, Hanna Fekete

Institution Umweltbundesamt

In this report we evaluate available options for a variety of aspects around the differentiation of mitigation commitments. We find that for the level of participation, the selection of commitment types, and choice of effort-sharing approaches there is no silver bullet. A portfolio approach that incorporates multiple options may be most suited to ensure environmental effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and political feasibility.