IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007: Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change
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Figure TS.9: Relationship between the cost of mitigation and long-term stabilization targets (radiative forcing compared with pre-industrial level, W/m2 and CO2-eq concentrations) [Figure 3.25].

Notes: Panels give costs measured as percentage loss of GDP (top), and carbon price (bottom). Left-hand panels for 2030, middle panels for 2050 and right-hand panels for 2100. Individual coloured lines denote selected studies with representative cost dynamics from very high to very low cost estimates. Scenarios from models sharing similar baseline assumptions are shown in the same colour. The grey shaded range represents the 80th percentile of TAR and post-TAR scenarios. Solid lines show representative scenarios considering all radiatively active gases. Dashed lines represent multi-gas scenarios where the target is defined by the six Kyoto gases (other multi-gas scenarios consider all radiatively active gases). CO2 stabilization scenarios are added based on the relationship between CO2 concentration and the radiative-forcing targets given in Figure 3.16.