Kaya identity

The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).wikipedia
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Emission intensity

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).
The interrelations of these variables is treated under the so-called Kaya identity.

I = PAT

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It is a concrete form of the more general I = PAT equation relating factors that determine the level of human impact on climate.
It is similar in form to the Kaya identity which applies specifically to emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).

Identity (mathematics)

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).

Greenhouse gas

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).

World population

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).

Per capita

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).

Energy intensity

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).

Human impact on the environment

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It is a concrete form of the more general I = PAT equation relating factors that determine the level of human impact on climate.

Gross domestic product

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The Kaya identity is an identity stating that the total emission level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be expressed as the product of four factors: human population, GDP per capita, energy intensity (per unit of GDP), and carbon intensity (emissions per unit of energy consumed).

Scenario

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The Kaya identity plays a core role in the development of future emissions scenarios in the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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The Kaya identity plays a core role in the development of future emissions scenarios in the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios.

Special Report on Emissions Scenarios

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The Kaya identity plays a core role in the development of future emissions scenarios in the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios.

Carbon cycle

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The projected carbon emissions can drive carbon cycle and climate models to predict future CO 2 concentration and climate change.

Climate model

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The projected carbon emissions can drive carbon cycle and climate models to predict future CO 2 concentration and climate change.

Global warming

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The projected carbon emissions can drive carbon cycle and climate models to predict future CO 2 concentration and climate change.

Bill Gates

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* Bill Gates used a form of the Identity, without attribution, at a TED Talk called Innovating to zero!.

TED (conference)

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* Bill Gates used a form of the Identity, without attribution, at a TED Talk called Innovating to zero!.

ThinkProgress

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Writing in ThinkProgress, Joseph J. Romm disputed the validity of Gates' arguments, as well as clarifying the key idea behind the identity.

Joe Romm

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Writing in ThinkProgress, Joseph J. Romm disputed the validity of Gates' arguments, as well as clarifying the key idea behind the identity.

Mario Bunge

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The Kaya identity and its applications in climate control policies has been criticized by Mario Bunge.