The CO2 Abatement Curve

A company that seeks to reduce its GHG emissions will always have manifold measures to do this. A ranking of these measures will not only include the level of CO2e reduced but also the economic impact. The cost abatement curve is a helpful tool to assess the different measures in both dimensions. It has been introduced for different studies by McKinsey & Co. (e.g., [7]).

Figure 1.3 shows an example for such an abatement curve that has been set-up as part of a study for the German industry association (BDI) to assess the potentials of GHG savings 28]. The x.axis shows the amount of GHG saving potential, the y-axis the abatement cost or the benefit (negative) of the measure divided by the CO2e-savings. The measures are sorted according to their abatement cost, that is,

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