Advanced

Basic materials in the low carbon society transition

Åhman, Max LU and Nilsson, Lars J LU (2015) In LCS- R net confecrence Rome 2014 p.33-36
Abstract
For the production of basic materials a deep decarbonization fundamentally requires the development of new process technologies. However, the climate policies currently adopted in G8 countries mainly reward incremental improvements and preserve industrial structures rather than induce innovation and preparations for a low-carbon transition. The current policy approach is motivated by fear of carbon leakage and loss of competitiveness but will not be very effective in the longer term as carbon costs increase. There are several reasons why maintaining production capacity of basic materials in developed economies is a necessary strategy. These include technology development, keeping integrated value chains intact, protecting employment, and... (More)
For the production of basic materials a deep decarbonization fundamentally requires the development of new process technologies. However, the climate policies currently adopted in G8 countries mainly reward incremental improvements and preserve industrial structures rather than induce innovation and preparations for a low-carbon transition. The current policy approach is motivated by fear of carbon leakage and loss of competitiveness but will not be very effective in the longer term as carbon costs increase. There are several reasons why maintaining production capacity of basic materials in developed economies is a necessary strategy. These include technology development, keeping integrated value chains intact, protecting employment, and taking a responsibility from a consumption perspective. We argue that G8 countries should take the initiative to get a global policy response that shifts the current focus beyond short-term problems to a long-term innovation focus for developing zero-carbon process technologies. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
publication status
published
subject
keywords
industry, climate change
in
LCS- R net confecrence Rome 2014
editor
Stefan, Lechtenböhmer
pages
3 pages
publisher
ENEA Journal
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
3f4b5322-d2a8-4f4a-a0bb-eada8da4a8e2 (old id 5471121)
date added to LUP
2015-06-10 14:41:48
date last changed
2016-04-16 09:51:55
@inproceedings{3f4b5322-d2a8-4f4a-a0bb-eada8da4a8e2,
  abstract     = {For the production of basic materials a deep decarbonization fundamentally requires the development of new process technologies. However, the climate policies currently adopted in G8 countries mainly reward incremental improvements and preserve industrial structures rather than induce innovation and preparations for a low-carbon transition. The current policy approach is motivated by fear of carbon leakage and loss of competitiveness but will not be very effective in the longer term as carbon costs increase. There are several reasons why maintaining production capacity of basic materials in developed economies is a necessary strategy. These include technology development, keeping integrated value chains intact, protecting employment, and taking a responsibility from a consumption perspective. We argue that G8 countries should take the initiative to get a global policy response that shifts the current focus beyond short-term problems to a long-term innovation focus for developing zero-carbon process technologies.},
  author       = {Åhman, Max and Nilsson, Lars J},
  booktitle    = {LCS- R net confecrence Rome 2014},
  editor       = {Stefan, Lechtenböhmer},
  keyword      = {industry,climate change},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {33--36},
  publisher    = {ENEA Journal},
  title        = {Basic materials in the low carbon society transition},
  year         = {2015},
}