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dc.contributor.authorRanders, Jørgen
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-03T12:40:02Z
dc.date.available2012-12-03T12:40:02Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1873-6777 (e-utg)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/93720
dc.descriptionThis is the originally published version of the article, as published by the publisher Elsevier. Paid Open Access in a hybrid journal.no_NO
dc.description.abstractHow much must I reduce my greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if I want to do my fair share to contribute towards the global effort to keep global warming below a 2 °C rise in average temperature over preindustrial times? This paper suggests an answer for nations and corporations that want to move ahead of legislation on a voluntary basis. If all nations reduce their “GHG emissions per unit of GDP” by 5% per year, global GHG emissions will be 50% lower in 2050 than in 2010 as long as the global economy continues to grow at its historical rate of 3.5% per year. The suggested 5% per year decline can be translated into a corporate resolution to reduce corporate “GHG emissions per unit of value added” (GEVA) by 5% per year. If all corporations cut their GEVA by 5% per year, the same global result will be achieved. The suggested 5% per year decline can be used as a guideline for responsible action on a voluntary basis. The guideline is unlikely to be made mandatory soon, but compulsory publication of the necessary emissions and productivity data by nations and corporations could help civil society highlight top performers.no_NO
dc.language.isoengno_NO
dc.publisherElsevierno_NO
dc.subjectCorporate climate policyno_NO
dc.subjectIntensity indicatorsno_NO
dc.subjectFair shareno_NO
dc.titleGreenhouse gas emissions per unit of value a corporate guide to voluntary climate actionno_NO
dc.typeJournal articleno_NO
dc.typePeer reviewedno_NO
dc.source.pagenumber46-55no_NO
dc.source.volume48no_NO
dc.source.journalEnergy Policyno_NO
dc.source.issueSeptemberno_NO
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.041


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