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149. A Global Scenario on Providing Decent Living with Minimal Energy

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A paper entitled “Providing decent living with minimal energy: A global scenario” was published in Global Environmental Change”. In 2050, it is estimated that a practical minimal threshold for the final energy consumption required to provide decent material livings to the entire global population could be reduced to the level of the 1960s. This would require advanced technologies across all sectors and reductions in demand to sufficiency levels.

The full paper is available at:

Joel Millward-Hopkins et al. Providing decent living with minimum energy: A global scenario, Global Environmental Change (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102168

Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)