development of CO2 emissions
Whilst the OECD Pacific ́s emissions of CO2 will decrease by 15% under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 2,144 million tonnes in 2007 to 385 million t in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will fall from 10.7 t to 2.1 t. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewable electricity in vehicles will even reduce emissions in the transport sector. With a share of 51% of total CO2 in 2050, the power sector will remain the largest sources of emissions.
The advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario reduces energy related CO2 emissions about ten to 15 years faster than the basic scenario, leading to 6.5 t per capita by 2030 and 0.4 t by 2050. By 2050, OECD Pacific ́s CO2 emissions are 5% of 1990 levels.