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Integrated Sink Enhancement Assessment

Objective

Working group 7 (Agriculture) under the European Climate Change Programme has so far mainly dealt with mitigation potentials of GHG. A thorough integrated economic and environmental assessment in the area of agriculture and sinks has not yet been carried out. In order to support the international negotiation process and for the development of good policies the Integrated Sink Enhancement Assessment (INSEA) project's objective is to develop an analytical tool to assess economic and environmental effects for enhancing carbon sinks in agriculture and forestry. The approach is centurion spatially explicit databases that will allow the calculation of "cost-landscapes" taking on an engineering approach to integrated costs computation of additional sink enhancement measures and negative emission technologies. The various model structures will be applied to detailed European data sets and less detailed global data sets assessing the marginal abatement cost and long-term scenarios of sink enhancement measures. Concise policy conclusions from the modelling exercise William at supporting the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol commitments as well as post Kyotonegotiations.In the proposal we advocate a spatially explicit approach that is motivated by the fact that LULUCFactivities are by their very nature spatial entities and aggregate non-spatial treatment could, according to our experience, lead to serious biases in the assessment. Furthermore, we propose not only simple and easily tractable static and deterministic approach for cost calculations, but also more comprehensive, dynamic, and uncertainty (risk)-based treatments. We believe that such a multi-dimensional approach is necessary since ecosystems are more complicated and complex in their responses and therefore robustness and consistency across a variety of decision rules will guarantee sustainable management of this natural resource.'

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Address
Schlosspatz 1
Laxenburg
Austria

Participants (10)

BUNDESANSTALT FÜR GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
Address
Stilleweg 2
Hannover
CENTRE DE COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
42 Rue Scheffer
Paris
EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
Ispra (Va)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE, INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION
Finland
Address
Torikatu 34
Joensuu
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue De L'université, 147
Paris
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Steyrergasse 17
Graz
LULEÅ TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
University Campus, Porsön
Luleå
UNIVERSITY OF HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
Schloss 1
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITÄT FÜR BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Peter-jordan-strasse 70
Vienna
VYSKUMNY USTAV PODOZNALECTVA A OCHRANY PODY
Slovakia
Address
Gagarinova 10
Bratislava