Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 513–544, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-513-2021
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 513–544, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-513-2021

Research article 05 May 2021

Research article | 05 May 2021

Regional variation in the effectiveness of methane-based and land-based climate mitigation options

Garry D. Hayman et al.

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We model greenhouse gas emission scenarios consistent with limiting global warming to either 1.5 or 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. We quantify the effectiveness of methane emission control and land-based mitigation options regionally. Our results highlight the importance of reducing methane emissions for realistic emission pathways that meet the global warming targets. For land-based mitigation, growing bioenergy crops on existing agricultural land is preferable to replacing forests.
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