Translating global integrated assessment model output into lifestyle change pathways at the country and household level

Hanmer, Clare, Wilson, Charlie ORCID:, Edelenbosch, Oreane Y. and van Vuuren, Detlef P. (2022) Translating global integrated assessment model output into lifestyle change pathways at the country and household level. Energies, 15 (5). ISSN 1996-1073

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Countries’ emission reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement have significant implications for lifestyles. National planning to meet emission targets is based on modelling and analysis specific to individual countries, whereas global integrated assessment models provide scenario projections in a consistent framework but with less granular output. We contribute a novel methodology for translating global scenarios into lifestyle implications at the national and household levels, which is generalisable to any service or country and versatile to work with any model or scenario. Our 5Ds method post-processes Integrated Assessment Model projections of sectoral energy demand for the global region to derive energy-service-specific lifestyle change at the household level. We illustrate the methodology for two energy services (mobility, heating) in two countries (UK, Sweden), showing how effort to reach zero carbon targets varies between countries and households. Our method creates an analytical bridge between global model output and information that can be used at national and local levels, making clear the lifestyle implications of climate targets.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Funding: This research was funded by the CAST Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (UK ESRC Grant ES/S012257/1), with additional funding from the Energy Demand changes Induced by Technological and Social innovations (EDITS) initiative coordinated by RITE, the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (Japan), and IIASA, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria) and funded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) in Japan. D.P.v.V. and O.Y.E. thank the KR foundation for funding the IMAGE-Lifystyle project, contributing to the paper. The APC was funded by IRENA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change mitigation,integrated assessment,lifestyle,ltes,scenarios,control and optimization,energy (miscellaneous),energy engineering and power technology,electrical and electronic engineering,fuel technology,renewable energy, sustainability and the environment,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2600/2606
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 13:31
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 17:39
DOI: 10.3390/en15051650

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