04 December 2013
While, on the global scale, industry contributes clearly less to total N2O emissions than agriculture, measures on industrial sources offer the advantage to be easily accessible and implementable. The study, introduced at the recent UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, identifies a set of measures which could reduce emissions to less than half compared to a business-as-usual case, with industrial and combustion emissions being reduced to a third. Recently opened industrial plants for production of adipic acid, however, in practice fail to apply the effective and cheap measures available since two decades, thus significantly compromising the previous success stories. Proper incentives are needed to guide developments, as Prof. Winiwarter points out.
The full report is available from the UNEP web site.
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