EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2020, 7 - 11 September 2020
Presentation: 7DV.1.38 RESCUE - Resource-Efficient Pathways towards Greenhouse-Gas-Neutrality of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Type: Visual
Date: Thursday, 10th September 2020
08:30 - 10:00
Author(s): H. Lehmann
Presenter / Speaker: H. Lehmann, Federal Environment Agency of Germany, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 7DV.1 Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets / Assessment, Policies and Scenarios for Renewables; Societal and Global Challenges
Type(s) of Access:  Conference Registration
Topic: 7. 2 Policies and Scenarios for Renewables, Societal and Global Challenges
Summary / Abstract: Until 2050 Germany could abate its GHG emissions by 100% and lower its raw material consumption (RMC) by almost 70%. This is the first study addressing in a systemic approach climate mitigation and resource efficiency on a regional and global scale. The RESCUE-study (“Resource-efficient Pathways towards Greenhouse-Gas- Neutrality”) analyzes six scenarios that describe possible transformation pathways towards a GHG-neutral and resource-efficient Germany in 2050. The scenarios focus on different levels of ambition towards achieving GHG-neutrality (GreenLate – slow transition, GreenSupreme – fast transition), enhanced material efficiency (GreenMe), and a wider implementation of sustainable life-styles (GreenLife). The implementation and maintaining of the needed technologies comes with various synergies and trade-offs. For instance, increasing efficiency leads to less material use, this lowering energy demands – in the same time building up a low-carbon system creates increasing demand for materials (e.g. copper) and resources (e.g. land).