Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 773–799, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-773-2017
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 773–799, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-773-2017

Research article 05 Sep 2017

Research article | 05 Sep 2017

Impacts of climate mitigation strategies in the energy sector on global land use and carbon balance

Kerstin Engström et al.

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Global land-use and carbon balance scenarios from a climate economy model, PLUM and LPJ-GUESS K. Engström, M. Lindeskog, S. Olin, J. Hassler, and B. Smith https://doi.org/10.18161/plum_energy.201708

Global land-use and carbon balance scenarios from a climate economy model, PLUM and LPJ-GUESS M. Lindeskog, K. Engström, S. Olin, J. Hassler, and B. Smith https://doi.org/10.18161/lpj-guess_plum.201708

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Applying a global carbon tax on fossil was shown to lead to increased bioenergy production in four out of five scenarios. Increased bioenergy production led to global cropland changes that were up to 50 % larger by 2100 compared to the reference case (without global carbon tax). For scenarios with strong cropland expansion due to high population growth coupled with low technological change or bioenergy production, the biosphere was simulated to switch from a carbon sink into a carbon source.
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