EU economy-wide climate mitigation modelling
EUClimit-I: "Development and application of EU economy-wide climate mitigation modelling capacity (all greenhouse gas emissions and removals)"
EUClimit-II: "Modelling of EU climate policies"
EUClimit-III: "Modelling of EU climate policies"
EUClimit-IV: "Assessment of EU Climate Policies in a EU mid-century perspective"
EUClimit- V: "Model based evaluation of EU climate policies"
EUClimit- VI: "Model based evaluation of EU climate policies"
EU Commission, DG CLIMA (climate action)
EUClimit-I: September 2011 – January 2014
EUClimit-II: July 2014 – May 2016
EUClimit-III: January 2016 – March 2018
EUClimit-IV: November 2017 – February 2020
EUClimit-V: October 2019 – December 2021
EUClimit-VI: December 2021 – ongoing
Project leader: ICCS (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of the National Technical University of Athens), Athens, Greece
- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
- EuroCARE GmbH
- Exergia (Energy and Environment Consultants), Athens, Greece
The EUCLIMIT projects always included the following tasks:
- Task 1: Improving the modeling tools and their linkages
- Task 2: Updating or constructing one or more baseline projections for greenhouse gas emissions, energy and land use in the EU Member-States and in candidate countries
- Task 3: Policy scenarios and sensitivity analyses to assess implications of climate policies (under EUCLIMIT-II including competitiveness and employment effects in the agricultural and forestry sectors)
- Task 4: Information for and interaction with Member-State experts and stakeholders.
Contributions of EuroCARE
The CAPRI model was used to provide livestock and fertiliser activity levels for GAINS, including model inputs taken from PRIMES-Biomass or from GLOBIOM. Under the EUCLIMIT-II amendment a set of co-ordinated carbon price scenarios has been prepared with GLOBIOM where CAPRI delivered the non-CO2 mitigation results. EUCLIMIT-III required an extension of the projection horizon to 2070 and a post-model reporting tool for agricultural activity changes in Iceland. Euclimit-V delivers the CAPRI baseline until 2070 in 5-year steps according to the developed methodology as part of the earlier "EUCLIMIT" projects. A new baseline contains three types of updates: updated ex post data, updated external projections and updated policy guidelines, if already decided upon. An actual baseline including a set of policy scenarios with regard to GHG reduction are demanded in Euclimit VI.
P. Capros, A. De Vita, N. Tasios, D. Papadopoulos, P. Siskos, E. Apostolaki, M. Zampara, L. Paroussos, K. Fragiadakis, N. Kouvaritakis, L. Höglund-Isaksson, W. Winiwarter, P. Purohit, H. Böttcher, S. Frank, P. Havlík, M. Gusti, H. P. Witzke: Reference Scenario 2013 - EU Energy, transport and GHG emissions, Trends to 2050, Publications Office of the European Union, 2013, ISBN 9789279337284, doi: 10.2833/17897.
P. Capros, A. De Vita, N. Tasios, P. Siskos, M. Kannavou, A. Petropoulos, S. Evangelopoulou, M. Zampara, D. Papadopoulos, L. Paroussos, K. Fragiadakis, S.Tsani, P. Fragkos, N. Kouvaritakis, L. Höglund-Isaksson, W. Winiwarter, P. Purohit, A. Gomez-Sanabria, S. Frank, N. Forsell, M. Gusti, P. Havlík, M. Obersteiner, H. P. Witzke, M. Kesting: EU Reference Scenario 2016 - Energy, transport and GHG emissions, Trends to 2050, Publications Office of the European Union, 2016, ISBN 9279523740, 9789279523748