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Abstract

As a basis for the consideration of medium and longer term emission reduction strategies, the European Council asked the Commission to analyse the costs and the benefits of post-2012 actions to mitigate climate change, taking into account both their environmental and economic consequences. The Commission�s Communication on Action on Climate Change Post-2012, �Winning the Battle against Global Climate Change� (European Commission, 2005), was its response to that request, and it drew upon a number of quantitative studies.
The �Greenhouse Gas Reduction Pathways in the UNFCCC Process up to 2025� report, by Criqui et al. (2003), explores possible climate regimes and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets up to the 2025 time horizon, given certain greenhouse gas stabilisation targets. The economic implications of various countries� full or increasing participation in international climate policy architectures is analysed using two partial equilibrium models (POLES and IMAGE-TIMER) and one general equilibrium model (GEM-E3).
DG JRC/IPTS has carried out an analysis of additional climate policy scenarios, using the POLES and GEM-E3 models of the Criqui et al. (2003) report. These are large-scale numerical models of the global energy and economic systems, respectively. This document presents the analysis of those scenarios.

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Authors: RUSS P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);CISCAR J C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);SZABÓ L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21758 EN (2005), 31 pp. Free of charge
Availability: This document can be downloaded at: ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur21758en.pdf
Record Number: 200618413 / Last updated on: 2005-12-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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