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Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy

Objective

Climate change mitigation now focus on production, where upward drivers of GHG emissions come from consumption. Demand side oriented policies hence can complement domestic GHG reduction efforts. The core aim of this project is to
1. Stimulate innovative demand side oriented climate policies by improved shared insight in consumption emissions.
2. Realize a more effective policy mix for achieving the objectives of the EU policy packages (e.g. Low carbon economy roadmap)

There are significant questions about consumption based carbon accounting (CBCA) systems (Gap 1: CBCA reliability) and demand side policies (effectiveness (Gap 2) and societal impacts (Gap 3)). Stakeholders hence can easily question their added value (Gap 4). Our project will overcome this problem via the following responses
1. (WP4). Comparing the major CBCA databases (EXIOBASE, WIOD, GTAP, EORA), identifying key factors causing uncertainty, assessing upward drivers, resulting in CBCA that can be implemented by formal players in the climate community (UNFCCC, IEA, others)
2. (WP5 and WP6). Providing an in-depth analysis of the feasibilities of consumption based and trade related policies, assessing their effectiveness, and compatibility with e.g. WTO rules (WP5). Specific case studies will zoom in on practical improvement options and implications for specific sectors (WP6)
3. (WP7). Improving some of the most ambitious global economic models, E3ME/E3MG, EXIOMOD and IPTS’s FIDELIO relation to point 1 so that they capture side-effects and rebound effects, impacts on trade, investment etc. of consumption based policies
4. (WP8 and WP2). Creating an implementation roadmap for consumption based accounts and policies (WP8) endorsed by a critical mass of stakeholders via policy-science brokerage activities (WP2)

The project is complemented by Management (WP1) and an inception phase (WP3) and executed by a group of the most renowned institutes in CBCA, economic modeling and climate policy.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Singh Rene (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 798 151

Participants (10)

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 221 600
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Sefelin (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 228 692
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 220 953
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ton Brouwer (Mr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 456 088
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edgar Hertwich (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 575,20
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Douglas Crawford-Brown (Prof.)
CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 230 087,90
Address
Covent Garden
CB1 2HT Cambridge

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Terry Barker (Dr.)
CLIMATE STRATEGIES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 268 473,60
Address
8 Devonshire Square
EC2M 4PL London

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Blachowicz (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG DIW (INSTITUT FUR KONJUNKTURFORSCHUNG) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 152 097,50
Address
Mohrenstrasse 58
10117 Berlin

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karsten Neuhoff (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 141 800
Address
Chemin De Balexert 7-9 Chatelaine
1219 Geneve

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Jegou (Mrs.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 824,80
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leonard Williamson (Mr.)