Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
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, Mats Lindeskog, Stefan Olin, John Hassler, and Benjamin Smith


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Mar 2017) by Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
AR by Kerstin Engström on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 May 2017) by Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Jun 2017) by Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
Short summary
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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