Effect of Crude Oil Carbon Accounting Decisions on Meeting Global Climate Budgets

Leslie Abrahams

IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute

Leslie Abrahams is a Research Staff Member at IDA's Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a federally funded non-profit based in Washington, DC. Her work spans a variety of topics including energy and environment, disaster preparedness, public health, innovation, and STEM education. Prior to joining STPI, Leslie worked for ExxonMobil and was a summer associate at the RAND Corporation. Leslie received a joint Ph.D. from the Departments of Engineering and Public Policy and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change quantified a cumulative remaining carbon budget beyond which there is a high likelihood global average temperatures will increase more than 2 °C above pre-industrial temperature.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Leslie Abrahams (IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute)
  2. Constantine Samaras (Carnegie Mellon University)
  3. Michael Griffin (Carnegie Mellon University)
  4. Scott Matthews (Carnegie Mellon University)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Public policy and governance , • Sustainable consumption and production


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