Paths to near-zero emissions by 2050 vary widely
Low-carbon economy roadmaps for the years until 2050 conceived by industry and the EU differ significantly in their level of ambition, according to a report published by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The UBA compared the abatement potentials, assumptions made, and initial results of different paths to reaching the EU’s goal of near-zero emissions by mid-century. Although carbon capture and storage is a critical technology in both industry-sponsored and policy studies, its technological uncertainty remains high, threatening the roadmaps’ viability, according to the report.
Read the report in English here.