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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"

Funding

EU Commission, DG CLIMA (climate action)

Duration

EUClimit-I: September 2011 – January 2014

EUClimit-II: July 2014 – May 2016

EUClimit-III: January 2016 – December 2017

EUClimit-IV: November 2017 – November 2019

Organisation

Project leader: ICCS (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of the National Technical University of Athens), Athens, Greece

Sub-contractors:

Overview

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.

Documents

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