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Sectoral emission reduction potentials and economic costs for climate change

Objective

The objective of the proposed work is to identify the least-cost contribution of different sectors and gases for meeting post-2012 EU-25+ (EU25, Romania, Bulgaria and if possible, Croatia and Turkey) quantitative reduction objectives for all greenhouse gases, and to determine a package of cost-effective policies and measures for all sectors and gases towards meeting these goals.

The project aims for a comprehensive update of a 2002 exercise undertaken by DG Environment on 'Economic Evaluation of Sectoral Emission Reduction Objectives for Climate Change'. The project will cover (i) techno-economical research on greenhouse gas emission reduction options, and assessment of least-cost policies and measures using the GENESIS database; and (ii) runs of the PRIMES model (an energy system partial equilibrium model) with inclusion of reduction options for non-CO2 greenhouse gases and options that are not (or not fully) included in the PRIMES model, which will identify the least-cost allocation of objectives for different sectors and greenhouse gases.

Key deliverables of the project will be:
(i) sector reports, with descriptions of sectors and baseline developments, and fact sheet information on emission reduction technologies (including costs, reduction potentials and implementation assumptions); a summary report of the
(ii) 'bottom-up' analysis and
(iii) the model-based 'top-down' analysis of the least-cost allocation of objectives; and
(iv) a summary report, comprising an executive summary of the report, description of the results of the study and a synthesis/recommendation for policy purposes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ECOFYS NETHERLANDS B.V.
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Utrecht
Netherlands

Participants (2)

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
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Athens
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
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Brussels