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Sectoral emission reduction potentials and economic costs for climate change

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.

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Coordinator

ECOFYS NETHERLANDS B.V.

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Kanaalweg 16g
Utrecht

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Ernst WORRELL (Dr)

Participants (2)

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INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44109

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 668 560

  • EU contribution

    € 416 375

Coordinated by:

ECOFYS NETHERLANDS B.V.

Netherlands