A New Climate Change Analysis Parameter: A Global or a National Approach Dilemma
Nerea Portillo Juan,
Vicente Negro Valdecantos and
José María del Campo
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Nerea Portillo Juan: Environment, Coast and Ocean Research Laboratory, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus Ciudad Universitaria, Calle del Profesor Aranguren 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Vicente Negro Valdecantos: Environment, Coast and Ocean Research Laboratory, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus Ciudad Universitaria, Calle del Profesor Aranguren 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain
José María del Campo: Environment, Coast and Ocean Research Laboratory, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus Ciudad Universitaria, Calle del Profesor Aranguren 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Energies, 2022, vol. 15, issue 4, 1-0
Climate change is an issue nowadays present in almost all of the media daily, but information can be manipulated very easily. It is a fact that, in the last decades, greenhouse gas emissions have multiplied, and to tackle climate change efficiently, it is necessary to analyze their origin and their relationship with regards to countries, population, production, etc. When analyzing a country’s emissions, not only the total emissions, but also the emissions in relation to its population, production, etc., should be considered. In this paper, a new parameter (CE 2 N) that merges total emissions, and emissions per capita and per GDP is proposed and applied, obtaining, for the first time, a unified and universal parameter that considers the emission efficiency and total emissions at the same time and can be used in all countries. We validated this new parameter with its implementation in previous environmental models, and the results obtained showed that CE 2 N would help to increase the transparency and objectivity of these models, giving more weight to emission efficiency, rather than other, more subjective criteria previously used. In addition, CE 2 N could be implemented in future international agreements, being beneficial not only for the scientific community, but also for policymakers.
Keywords: climate change; international agreements; countries emissions; greenhouse gases; emissions per capita; emissions per gross domestic product; new environmental parameter; sustainable policies; climate emergency; COP results (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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