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EMF 19: Climate Change: Technology Strategies and International Trade



First comprehensive report on a comparative set of analyses of the technologies and technology change specifications incorporated in climate change policy analyses. This introductory paper gives the motivation for the EMF 19 study on technology and climate change policy, an overview of the design of the study, some aggregate model comparison results, and a brief introduction to the rest of this volume. The description of the study design includes the models regions, and scenarios included in the study. The model comparison results focus on aggregate projections of economic growth, energy use, carbon emissions, fuel choice, and carbon taxes required to control carbon emissions.

The objectives of this study were to identify policy-relevant insights and analysis that are robust across wide ranges of models, provide explanations for differences in results from different models, and identify high priority areas for future research. This study has produced a particularly rich set of results in all three areas, which is a tribute to the active participation of the modeling teams.

The complete report was published by The Energy Economics Journal and is available below.

Introduction and Overview at EMF 19 study on technology and climate change policy.

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