Cumulative carbon and its implications: the
case for mandatory sequestration
Myles Allen
School of Geography and the Envir...
Key conclusion of the 2013 IPCC report:
cumulative CO2 emissions control warming
Cumulative emissions & fossil carbon reserves

Unconventional
Past emissions,conventional reserves
Estimated fossil and la...
Cumulative emissions & fossil carbon reserves

Must be sequestered or recaptured to meet 2oC goal
A new way of framing climate policy
B

A
Policy outcome is independent of consumption

High consumption

Lower consumption
Mandatory sequestration works

Gorgon gas project, Western Australia
IT’S

CUMULATIVE

CARBON,

STUPID
Thank you
myles.allen@ouce.ox.ac.uk
Thank you
myles.allen@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Panel 1. Tackling climate change and ensuring energy security - Professor Myles Allen

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Delivered at the Global CCS Institute's Global Status of CCS: 2013 event in Seoul, 10 October 2013.

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Panel 1. Tackling climate change and ensuring energy security - Professor Myles Allen

  1. 1. Cumulative carbon and its implications: the case for mandatory sequestration Myles Allen School of Geography and the Environment/ECI & Department of Physics University of Oxford Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship
  2. 2. Key conclusion of the 2013 IPCC report: cumulative CO2 emissions control warming
  3. 3. Cumulative emissions & fossil carbon reserves Unconventional Past emissions,conventional reserves Estimated fossil and land-use changereserves
  4. 4. Cumulative emissions & fossil carbon reserves Must be sequestered or recaptured to meet 2oC goal
  5. 5. A new way of framing climate policy B A
  6. 6. Policy outcome is independent of consumption High consumption Lower consumption
  7. 7. Mandatory sequestration works Gorgon gas project, Western Australia
  8. 8. IT’S CUMULATIVE CARBON, STUPID
  9. 9. Thank you myles.allen@ouce.ox.ac.uk
  10. 10. Thank you myles.allen@ouce.ox.ac.uk

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