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GTAP Resource #2806

"Biofuels Mandates, Land Use and Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
by Golub, Alla, Thomas Hertel, Steven Rose and Brent Sohngen

There is significant policy interest in liquid biofuels with appealing prospects for energy security, farm security, poverty alleviation, and climate change. Large-scale commercial biofuel production could have far reaching implications for regional and global markets – particularly those related to energy and land use. As such, large-scale biofuels programs are likely to have significant impacts on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This paper develops a novel global CGE model with explicit biofuel and land markets and greenhouse gas emissions and carbon stocks. The model is able to estimate the effects on the broad range of input and output markets potentially affected globally by biofuels policies. Using the model, we evaluate the market, land-use, and emissions implications of a range of biofuel volume mandates. We find… We then introduce additional methods for (1) estimating the dynamic implications of biofuels policies for global forests, and (2) evaluating the interaction between biofuels policies and GHG mitigation opportunities in order to identify complementarities and potentially reinforcing policies.

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Category: 2008 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 11th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Helsinki, Finland
Date: 2008
Created: Rose, S. (4/17/2008)
Updated: Rose, S. (4/17/2008)
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