Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lix
  2. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger
    Pages 1-4 Open Access
  3. Sven Teske, Malte Meinshausen, Kate Dooley
    Pages 5-23 Open Access
  4. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Sonja Simon, Tobias Naegler, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel et al.
    Pages 25-78 Open Access
  5. Malte Meinshausen, Kate Dooley
    Pages 79-91 Open Access
  6. Thomas Pregger, Sonja Simon, Tobias Naegler, Sven Teske
    Pages 93-130 Open Access
  7. Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel, Özcan Deniz, Stephan Schmid
    Pages 131-159 Open Access
  8. Sven Teske, Kriti Nagrath, Tom Morris, Kate Dooley
    Pages 161-173 Open Access
  9. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Tobias Naegler, Sonja Simon, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel et al.
    Pages 175-401 Open Access
  10. Elsa Dominish, Chris Briggs, Sven Teske, Franziska Mey
    Pages 413-435 Open Access
  11. Damien Giurco, Elsa Dominish, Nick Florin, Takuma Watari, Benjamin McLellan
    Pages 437-457 Open Access
  12. Malte Meinshausen
    Pages 459-469 Open Access
  13. Sven Teske, Thomas Pregger, Johannes Pagenkopf, Bent van den Adel, Özcan Deniz, Malte Meinshausen et al.
    Pages 471-487 Open Access
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 489-491

About this book


This open access book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions. Based on state-of-the-art scenario modelling, it provides the vital missing link between renewable energy targets and the measures needed to achieve them. Bringing together the latest research in climate science, renewable energy technology, employment and resource impacts, the book breaks new ground by covering all the elements essential to achieving the ambitious climate mitigation targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. For example, sectoral implementation pathways, with special emphasis on differences between developed and developing countries and regional conditions, provide tools to implement the scenarios globally and domestically. Non-energy greenhouse gas mitigation scenarios define a sustainable pathway for land-use change and the agricultural sector. Furthermore, results of the impact of the scenarios on employment and mineral and resource requirements provide vital insight on economic and resource management implications. 

The book clearly demonstrates that the goals of the Paris Agreement are achievable and feasible with current technology and are beneficial in economic and employment terms. It is essential reading for anyone with responsibility for implementing renewable energy or climate targets internationally or domestically, including climate policy negotiators, policy-makers at all levels of government, businesses with renewable energy commitments, researchers and the renewable energy industry.


Climate Change Goals Paris Agreement 100% Renewable Energy 1.5 C Mitigation pathways Energy transition Renewable energy pathways Renewable energy targets GHG pathways for 1.5°C Non-energy greenhouse gas mitigation Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Sven Teske
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Sustainable FuturesUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05842-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05843-2
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