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

energypolicyMarkus Hagemann, Hanna Fekete, Niklas Höhne, Hanna Schmole, Wolfgang Sterk, Vicki Duscha, Marion Vieweg, Bill Hare, Marie Lindberg, Marcia Rocha, Martin Cames
May 2014

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This UBA report evaluates 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.