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Climate policies for bioenergy and food production (ClipByFood)

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency, project nr. 40727-1

Duration

November 2015 – December 2018

Organisation

  • SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (co-ordination), Uppsala, Sweden
  • Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • JRC, Ispra, Italy
  • EuroCARE GmbH, Bonn, Germany

Overview

The study has four distinct components

  • Extension of CAPRI to account for emissions associated with global land-use changes and forestry (LULUCF). The standard model (as of fall 2015) did account for certain LULUCF emissions by fixed coefficients, which should be improved by making land use changes explicit.
  • Reviewing and, if needed, revising, the existing direct emissions per commodity already present in CAPRI. This includes a feasibility study on the inclusion of indirect emissions (emissions associated with purchased inputs).
  • Extension of the model's GHG accounting system to allow for use of intermediate agricultural inputs to be accounted for in consumption instead of in production, bringing it closer to a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Application of the system to selected climate and bioenergy policy scenarios, for example involving border compensatory amounts.

Contributions of EuroCARE

EuroCARE is mainly involved in the improvement of LULUCF emission accounting and modelling.