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Low carbon scenario for the energy sector of the São Paulo State

Grant number: 17/02979-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): January 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal researcher:Sergio Almeida Pacca
Grantee:Jhonathan Fernandes Torres de Souza
Home Institution: Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Recognizing global warming and climate change as a concrete and evident reality, governments in several countries are committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the foreseeable future. This commitment is currently being consolidated with the ratification of the Paris Agreement, a universal agreement to combat climate change, as a result of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in 2015. The achievement of the intended nationally determined contributions (INDC) enabled by the accord will be possible through studies that support decision-making for climate policies. These studies have carried out projections from several scenarios, with reference to the current GHG emissions situation. Among these studies, there are those that infer the evolution of emissions with the introduction of low carbon technologies or measures, each of which generates a wedge that grouped together form a stabilization triangle capable of keeping emissions at levels consistent with the scenario limiting the heating to 2°C. This project aims to produce a low carbon, wedge-based scenario for the energy sector of the State of São Paulo by the year 2050. The scope of the project is supported by the fact that energy is a carbon intensive sector, generally contributing to more than 75% of total emissions in developed countries, and the fact that São Paulo has industrial and economic characteristics that compare it to the level of developed countries, justify a specific study to determine the potential for GHG reduction by the state. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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DE SOUZA, J. F. T.. Industrial low carbon futures: A regional marginal abatement cost curve for Sao Paulo, Brazil. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 200, p. 680-686, . (17/02979-5)
TORRES DE SOUZA, JHONATHAN FERNANDES; PACCA, SERGIO ALMEIDA. How far can low-carbon energy scenarios reach based on proven technologies?. MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL CHANGE, v. 24, n. 5, p. 687-705, . (17/02979-5)
Academic Publications
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SOUZA, Jhonathan Fernandes Torres de. Low Carbon Scenarios for the State of Sao Paulo\'s energy sector. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH) São Paulo.

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