To provide a fact base on emissions-reduction opportunities and their associated cost and investment needs, McKinsey is continuously researching the topic of abatement or mitigation. We published our first global greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement curve in February 2007 and created a comprehensive update with version 2 in January 2009. In August 2010 we released our findings of the impact of the financial crisis on carbon economics, called version 2.1.
In parallel, we have conducted national GHG abatement studies in some of the largest countries around the world: United States, China, India, Brazil, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, and many more. In each case, we collaborated with leading companies, academics, industry associations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to create the best-informed view on abatement measures and their local applicability. The full reports for each can be found here.