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Potential impact on air pollution from ambitious national CO2 emission abatement strategies in the Nordic countries - environmental links between the UNFCCC and the UNECE - CLRTAP

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  • S. Åström, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
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  • A. Tohka, Helsinki University of Applied Sciences
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  • Jesper Leth Bak
  • M. Lindblad, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
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  • J. Arnell, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
This article presents results from a meta-study of Nordic low carbon dioxide (CO) emission scenarios. The focus of the study was to explore possible environmental impacts if selected Nordic low CO emission scenarios were achieved by 2020. The impacts of concern were climate change, acidification, eutrophication and human health. Results from this study indicate that large scale reduction of CO emissions by 2020 in a Nordic energy system requires large scale penetration of technical measures and structural changes. The environmental improvements achieved would most often facilitate achievement of air pollution targets as well as post-Kyoto targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. All scenarios do, however, not imply co-benefits between air pollution and CO emission reductions and the net impact on climate change could be smaller than anticipated. A conclusion is that co-benefits and risks for trade-offs between air quality and climate change should be emphasised in the development of low-CO energy and emission strategies.
TidsskriftEnergy Policy
Sider (fra-til)114-124
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2013

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