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Title: Evaluation of the cost – effectiveness of possible climate change mitigation policies and measures in Cyprus
Authors: Sotiriou, Chryso 
Keywords: Marginal abatement cost curve;Cyprus;Climate change mitigation;Sectoral policies and measures;Cost – effectiveness
Advisor: Zachariadis, Theodoros
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publisher: Τμήμα Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας Περιβάλλοντος, Σχολή Γεωτεχνικών Επιστημών και Διαχείρισης Περιβάλλοντος, Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
Abstract: The continuous increase in atmospheric GHG concentrations and its consequences, require the implementation of effective policies and measures for reducing GHG emissions. This study evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of various climate change mitigation options applied in the residential, the commercial, the industry, the road transport and the agriculture sector in Cyprus. Those measures can be illustrated in a Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve constructed for a specific point in time. MAC curves are a common way to indicate the GHG emission abatement potential and the related abatement costs in the various fields. They have been beneficial in the climate policy context due to the demonstration of the cost – effectiveness of different policies within and among sectors. The analysis was performed i) separately for emissions in the sectors of the Cypriot economy that are not subject to the EU Emissions Trading system (non–ETS sectors), by excluding electricity generation related emissions; and ii) for the total emissions of both non–ETS and ETS sectors. Two MAC curves were thus constructed for the year 2030. The results show that 42.48 kt CO2-eq of the non – ETS emissions can be cut for the year 2030. That corresponds to a reduction of 1.12% of the non – ETS GHG projected emissions of 2030. As regards total GHG emissions, the implementation of all measures can yield a decrease of total 2030 GHG emissions by 953 kt CO2-eq, an amount that corresponds to a 12.07% reduction of the projected 2030 emissions.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/10752
Rights: Απαγορέυεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή,ηλεκτρονική η άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού και κατόχου των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων.
Type: MSc Thesis
Appears in Collections:Μεταπτυχιακές Εργασίες/ MSc Degree

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